The Sculptor Galaxy

The Sculptor Galaxy

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NGC 253 is one of the brightest galaxies in the sky along with the Andromeda Galaxy, M31. It resides in the constellation Sculptor near the South Galactic Pole and at magnitude 7.1 is easy to find even with a pair of binoculars. It is classified as a starburst galaxy because of its especially active star formation activity. AAPOD

An erlier version taken five years ago can be viewed here:

http://stardustobservatory.org/upload/beyond/NGC%20253.jpg



Date Imaged       :

October 24, 2011

Lens       :

N16 f/4.5 Ostahowski Optics

Camera       :

ST10xme

Exposure       :

LRGB 72:48:48:72 minutes

Filter       :

Astrodon LRGB

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio