[5] NGC 253, Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor
Photographer:
 
Al Brockman
Telescope:
 
Takahashi FSQ-106 at f/8 with Extender-Q
Orientation::
  Ø30' x 6.9', m7.6, RA 00h47.6m, Dec -25°17'
Camera:
  Canon EOS10D DSLR guided with ST8 on SCT 14 inch@f/6.3
Image Scale:
  4.61 arc sec/pixel, FOV:158 x 237 arc min
Mount:
  Paramount ME on ATS Portable Pier
Exposure type
  20 x 300"
Location:
  Ningaloo Skies Observatory, Exmouth, WA on 2007, Aug 18
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Additional Notes: Automatic proccessing in Images Plus using dark, flat and bias frames

The Trifid A beautiful galaxy. It's unevenly bright, mottled envelope spans half a degree. The core is a broad, well concentrated oval with a dark lane passing along its northern edge.

 
 
 
 
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