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NGC 253

"Sculptor Galaxy"

  • TYPE:  Spiral Galaxy, Type SAB(s)c: II
  • RA: 00h 47.6'
  • DEC:  -25degrees 17'
  • SIZE:  30.0' X 6.9'
  • VISUAL MAGNITUDE:  7.6
  • SURFACE BRIGHTNESS:  13.2
  • CONSTELLATION:  Sculptor
  • DISTANCE:  7.8 Million Light Years
  • DIAMETER:  27 Thousand Light Years

IMAGING INFORMATION

  • TELESCOPE:  Celestron C-11, FL 2800 mm, Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector
  • REDUCER/CORRECTOR:  Celestron 6.3
  • CAMERA:  Santa Barbara Instruments, ST-8 Digital (Thermoelectrically cooled)
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS:  None
  • FILTER(S):  None
  • CCD COOLING TEMPERATURE:  -15 C
  • BINNING/RESOLUTION:  1 X 1 (1530 X 1020)
  • EXPOSURE TIME:  15 minutes
  • NUMBER OF IMAGES:  1
  • FILM SPEED:  None
  • DATE/TIME:  09-23-2001 / 08:23:35 UTC
  • LOCATION:  Vallecitos Station County Campground, San Diego County, California
  • TEMPERATURE:  Unknown
  • HUMIDITY:  Unknown

 

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