09  February  2017
 
                 The Sculptor Galaxy                

                                                                                                               
    



 By     Chris Marklew
( Chris Website )

The Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Coin or 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.

Image details

Telescope: Planewave CDK14, FL 2563mm, F/7.2
Camera: FLI PL16803
LRGB, 15 minute sub exposures, 13.25 hours total.

Captured from our backyard observatory, Canberra - Australia.

     

 

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