Updated: 12.11.03

Here's another shot of NGC253, a large and beautiful galaxy in Sculptor. This represents a 2 shot mosaic, my first attempt at doing so. The image lacks good signal to noise, due to clouds that cut the early evening session short (it cleared later on). Only 32 minutes were taken on each half at f/6. This shot was taken at the Chiefland Star Party, 2003.

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

8x4 mins for each half of the mosaic

f/6 (f/6.3 FR at 90mm spacing)

Stacked and processed in Astroart (no darks and no flats)

guided with the MX7C on a piggybacked Sky90 refractor with 2x barlow


Chiefland Star Party