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Classification: Spiral Galaxy NGC247, C62, H20-5
Constellation: Cetus (CET)
Object Location: Ra 00h 47m 53s Dec -20° 40’47° (current)
Size & Distance: 19.2 x 5.5 Apx 11.1 Million light-years.

Date & Location: 10-09-2010 Palomar Mountain, CA.
Exposure: LRGB L=6 @ 10min (bin 1x1). RGB= 6 @ 5min (bin 2x2)
Optics: Takahashi Epsilon-210 f3 630mm. w/ FLI-DF2 focuser.
Mount: Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 Pier
Camera: SBIG-ST10XME @-15c
Filters: Astrodon G2 LRGB
Software: MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS5.

Notes: Sky conditions: Average seeing, gusty winds, low 60’s
Image Field of view is 54.5 x 81 arcmin.
This image was an Astronomy Magazine Picture Of The Day Aug,2011

NGC 247 is an intermediate spiral galaxy (although it is sometimes classified as a dwarf spiral galaxy) about 11.1 Mly away in the constellation Cetus. This distance was confirmed in late February 2011. Previous measurements showed that the galaxy was about 12.2 Mly away, but this was proved to be wrong. NGC 247 is a member of the Sculptor Group.