Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 300  ·  NGC300
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NGC 300—The Prototypical Spiral Galaxy, 



    
        

            Russ Carpenter
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NGC 300—The Prototypical Spiral Galaxy

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Dates:Oct. 8, 2020

Frames: 15x600"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 65.01%


Astrometry.net job: 3925111

RA center: 0h 54' 56"

DEC center: -37° 39' 44"

Pixel scale: 0.955 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.410 degrees

Field radius: 0.579 degrees


Resolution: 3195x2975

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope

Description

NGC 300—The Prototypical Spiral Galaxy

Here is a spiral galaxy that’s so ordinary that it is actually quite interesting. NGC 300 has all the attributes of a “normal” spiral, including a compact nucleus and a predictable number of stars, star clusters and nebulae. Because it’s so straight forward, NGC 300 has been the subject of intense scientific study.

This is an RGB image processed with a synthetic luminance.

Tech Notes for ASA 500/3.6:
ASA Newtonian, 500 mm aperture, 1900mm focal length, F3.6
FLI Proline 16803, 9 mm pixel, 4096 X 4096
ASA DDM85 equatorial mount
Processing with PixInsight, StarTools, and Affinity Photo

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NGC 300—The Prototypical Spiral Galaxy, 



    
        

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