| NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy (Silver Dollar
NGC 253 is a
galaxy in the constellation Sculptor near the Cetus border. This is a large
spiral galaxy 10.4 million light years distant at -25° Dec. Its has an
overall brightness of magnitude 7 and sets very low in the sky from observing
sites in Oregon. It is fairly large at 22' x 6' and show up well in a 6"
telescopes with larger apertures really revealing detail. NGC 253 is a member
of the "Sculptor Group of galaxies or the " Southern Galactic Pole Group',.
This small group cover approximately 20° with NGC 45, 55, 300,7793 and
NGC247 in Cetus. This group is not well place for viewing from the United
I was very happy
to finally capture this galaxy from Oregon, while looking through lots of
atmosphere the image still came out well.
||LRGB 170 minuets
CCDStack & Photoshop CS2
|| Near Snow Peak
Mountain, SE of Cottage Grove, Oregon 122° 52.59 , W 43° 31.41'
||3568' magnitude 6.0
Skies; Clear, Breezy (protected site)