NGC 300 Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor

NGC 300 is a face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor and a member of the Sculptor Group. It is likely that NGC 300 and nearby NGC 55 form a gravitationally bound pair.
The distance to this galaxy is 6 Million light years. Many active H-alpha areas are visible in all parts of this galaxy.

Find more information and an image from the 2.2m ESO observatory here.

Image data:
Ha-LRGB image (Ha 15x40m, L 20x20m, R 10x20m, G 10x20m, B 10x20m) total 28 h exposure.
Seeing 0.8-1.2 arcsec.   Image sizes below in 25/80%.

80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile.
Robotic image aquisition July-August 2013, 

Processing: Johannes Schedler

 NGC300 galaxy


Last modified on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 19:25

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