[back] NGC 253 (Sculptor Galaxy) in Sculptor [NED]

Higher resolved image / höher aufgelöstes Bild

Type: SBc, distance ~ 3.5Mpc/11MLy




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About this Image / Über dieses Bild

Image Type, Orientation: (L+Ha)-RGB Composite, North is at 11:50h
Exposure time: L: 8x300 sec. 1x1 bin, H: 3x300 sec. 1x1 bin, R,G,B: 2x300 sec. 2x2 bin
Exposure date: September 16th, 2004
Location: Capella Observatory at Amani Lodge, Kupferberg near Windhoek, Namibia
Filter: FR03 + Astronomik
Typ II LHaRGB filters
Instrument: Ganymed 60cm-Hypergraph in primary focus, f=1800 mm
Seeing (FWHM): 2.9" (may be affected by the wasted heat of the not yet water-cooled CCD camera)
Photographer: Josef Pöpsel

The major axis of NGC 253 has a dimension of about 26' (which is nearly the diameter of the full moon!) and fits nicely in the field of view of the ST10 in primary focus. When displayed with "north up" as in this image, you are looking from down left into the galaxy.

Image processed with CCDSharp and DDP.




Mit einer Ausdehnung der großen Achse von gut 26' (nahezu Vollmonddurchmesser!) passt NGC 253 wunderbar in das Gesichtsfeld der ST10  im Primärfokus. Wird sie wie hier in der Orientierung "Norden oben" dargestellt, so schaut man quasi von schräg unten in die Galaxie hinein.

Das Bild wurde mit Hilfe von CCDSharp und DDP bearbeitet.

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