NGC 300 - spiral galaxy in Sculptor

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2014

NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It was discovered on August 25th by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop. It is one of the closest galaxies to the Local Group, and probably lies between us and the Sculptor Group. It is the brightest of the five main spirals in the direction of the Sculptor Group. It is inclined at an angle of 42° when viewed from earth and shares many characteristics of the Triangulum Galaxy.


Image details:


Center of field RA 00:54:59(h:m:s)
Center of field DE -37:41:30 (deg:m:s)
Size 53.9 x 39.7 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 1.03 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is -0.756 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" f 3,6 Astrograph (ASA)
Mount: ASA DDM85
Camera: FLI MicroLine 8300 CCD camera
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astrodon filters
Dates/Times: 22 August 2014
Location: Namibia-TIVOLI ASTROFARM, S 23° 27' 40,9" / E 18° 01' 02,2"
Exp. Details: L:6x10min,R:6x10min, G:6x10min, B:6x10min,, Bin1,
  Total Exposure Time - 240 min
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction,
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2014. All Rights Reserved
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