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NGC 253 Sculptor - The Silver Coin Galaxy

The Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Coin, NGC 253, is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. The Sculptor Galaxy is a starburst galaxy, which means that it is currently undergoing a period of intense star formation. The galaxy was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783 during one of her systematic comet searches . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sculptor_Galaxy

Location / Date

Mt Parnon, August 2013

Telescope

TS 130/780 Triplet APO f6

mount

Ioptron IEQ45 EQ Mount

Camera

QHY9 CCD, Temp -25 C

Guiding

60/230mm Lunatico's Guidescope , QHY5, PHD Guide

Filters / Exposures

L 25x300 sec bin 1x, RGB  9x180 bin 2x

Total Expocure time

3,5 ~ hours

Software

Nebulosity 3, Maxim DL, Photoshop CS6.

 

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