Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)

The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It is located about 11.4 million light years from Earth. Image was taken when the galaxy was almost directly overhead in the last hour before moonrise.

Camera Nikon D50 Scope GSO 8 RC
Mount EQ6-Pro Guiding WO Megrez 72FD, PHD, QHY5
Exposure 5.5 min x 10 (total exposure 55 minutes) Location Heathcote
Date 2009-10-10    
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