Sculptor Galaxy, NGC 253


Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Sculptor 0h47.6 -25°17' 25.1' x 7.1' 7 10 Mly

The Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Coin or Silver Dollar Galaxy, 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.

NGC 253 - Sculptor galaxy

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The raw images were taken by Jim Riffle from Astroworks during testing of the Centurion 18 in Arizona. I cannot get such quality for an object so low over horizon at my latitude.

Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Dec 13, 2001 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 2:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB, Max Entropy, DDP