Updated: 10.25.04

A yearly favorite of imagers is NGC253, a large and beautiful galaxy located in Sculptor! Unfortunately, this is not a well positioned object for northern viewers and imagers, despite its large proportions and brightness. Even at f/5.3 in the 12" SCT, this galaxy slightly exceeds the frame of the chip's field of view. This shot was taken at Chiefland.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

31x4 mins


Acquired in Astroart and processed in Maxim as an RGB image (no darks and no flats)

guided with an STV on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor