Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  IC 1537  ·  NGC 55
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NGC 55, 



    
        

            Doug Summers
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NGC 55

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NGC 55, 



    
        

            Doug Summers
NGC 55
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NGC 55

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron RASA 11
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI183MC Pro
Mounts
Celestron CGX-L
Software
PixInsight, CCD Inspector, Kstars/Ekos

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 16, 2020 ·  Nov. 14, 2020 ·  Sept. 12, 2021 ·  Oct. 1, 2021 ·  Oct. 2, 2021 ·  Oct. 3, 2021 ·  Oct. 9, 2021
Frames:
177x45" (2h 12' 45") (gain: 50.00) -15C
53x30" (26' 30") (gain: 50.00) -5C
Integration:
2h 39' 15"
Avg. Moon age:
20.46 days
Avg. Moon phase:
14.96%
Mean FWHM:
4.70

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5115684

RA center: 00h15m01s.9

DEC center: -39°1301

Pixel scale: 0.399 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 14.229 degrees

Field radius: 0.567 degrees

Resolution: 8908x5011

Locations: TAAA CAC, Pearce, AZ, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 55 is an irregular, small(ish) barred spiral in Sculptor.    It's only ~6.5 million light years distant.  

This is a pretty low object for us northern observers.   It rises only 19 degrees above the southern horizon in AZ where this image was captured.

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Description: Increased integration time (now 2 hrs, 40 mins @ f/2.2), then reprocessed.

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NGC 55, 



    
        

            Doug Summers