||Spiral Galaxy C65, H1-5
||Ra 00h 48m 18s Dec -25° 12’27° (current)
|Size & Distance:
||29 x 6.8 Apx 11.5 Million light-years.
|Date & Location:
||09-11-2010 Palomar Mountain, CA.
||LRGB L= 10@ 3min (bin 1x1). RGB= 5 ea. @ 5min (bin 2x2)
||Takahashi Epsilon-210 f3 630mm. w/ FLI-PDF focuser.
||Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 Pier
||SBIG-ST10XME @-20c / Guided by STV 80mm, SBIG-RGH
||Astrodon G2 LRGB
||MaxImDL 4.56, CCDStack, Photoshop CS5, Topaz Lab.
||Sky conditions: Average seeing, no winds, mid 50’s
Image Field of view is 54.5 x 81 arcmin.
The Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the 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.