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NGC253 Sculptor Galaxy

12.31.1969

NGC253 Sculptor Galaxy

Object: Sculptor Galaxy Distance: 13 Million Light Years Magnitude: 7.1 Commentary: The Sculptor Galaxy is a bright and beautiful spiral galaxy obliquely oriented to our line of sight, and is a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies toward the South Pole. This group is also though to be nearest to the Local Group of galaxies. It was first discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783. Date Imaged: November 2007 Location: Ft. Davis, TX Exposure Details: 6 hours of Luminance combined with 2 hours each of RGB using CCDSoft, Registar, Photoshop CS3, and MaxIm DL Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss Focal Length: 2808mm @ f9 Mount: Paramount ME Camera: STL6303E Focuser: RCOS Guiding: OAG with guide camera Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB

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