NGC253


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NGC 253
Galaxy
Mayhill, NM
12-16-2007
Description

Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783.

NGC 253 is the brightest member of the Sculptor group of galaxies, which is grouped around the South galactic pole (therefore, also sometimes named "South Polar Group"). The Sculptor group is perhaps the nearest to our Local Group of galaxies. NGC 253 is also one of the brightest galaxies beyond the Local Group. The RASC Observer's Handbook gives the common name Silver Coin Galaxy for NGC 253; it is also referred to as the Sculptor Galaxy.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
L-HaR-HaG-HaB with 85% : 5% : 10% combine rations and 2 hours of L, 1 hour of Ha and 1.5 hours of each color
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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