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NGC 253 - the Sculptor Galaxy

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Observer
Peter Goodhew FRAS
Time of observation
15/10/2020 - 19:38
Object
NGC 253
Observing location
Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain
Equipment
APM TMB 152 LZOS Refractors
10Micron GM2000 HPS mount
QSI6120wsg8 cameras
Exposure
13.4 hours total integration
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At Declination -25 I had thought that this would be too low for me to capture over the walls of my observatory in Spain, but decided to give it a try. I'm delighted to say that I was wrong! I think this is such a handsome galaxy.

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Xilman's picture

By coincidence I was imaging this area a couple of days ago, though in my case I was tracking down some globular clusters.

The galaxy is far too big to fit in a single frame. I now need to decide whether to take more images and make a mosaic or just upload what is already here.

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