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NGC 253 / 288 / 247 in Sculptor

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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2015-10-17
Hacienda los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/4
Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO
26x3 min
78 min
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EOS 6D (ISO 800)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Justin Kabaus, Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner) Image processing by Justin Kabaus
Object data NGC 253
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26.4’ x 6’
+ 8.0 mag
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11 Mio light years
Object data NGC 288
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Globular star cluster (X)
12.4’
+ 9.4 mag
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29 000 light years
NGC 253, also namend Sculptor Galaxy, is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible. This dusty galaxy lies 11 million light years away. About 70 thousand light years across, NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies. The high dust content accompanies frantic star formation, earning NGC 253 the designation of a starburst galaxy.
NGC 288 is a globular cluster in the constellation Sculptor It is located about 1.8° southeast of the galaxy NGC 253
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