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Central part of the galaxy, NGC 253, in Sculptor.  Viewed nearly edge-on, this large spiral galaxy is a member of the Sculptor group and is just 8 mln light years away.


Image info

Telescope:  Skywatcher 8" f/5 Newtonian

Focus:  Prime focus

Camera:  SAC7B, uncooled

Exposure:  100 x 25s 

Date:  29th Sept 2002

Processing:  Acquired in Astrovideo as FITS.  Stacked in Iris.  Initially RGB, but converted to grayscale.


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