NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy
LAAstro.com by Bill Patterson
Catalog: NGC 253

Magnitude:
7.1

Size: 
25' by 5'

Constellation:
Sculptor

Common Name or Description:
The Sculptor Galaxy, elongated galaxy with dust and bright knots
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Date Taken:  9/3/05                            Location:  Anza, CA  
Equipment: 
Takahashi FSQ106 telescope & SBIG STL4020 CCD camera  - Color
                  Takahashi FS152 telescope & SBIG STL11000 CCD - Luminance

Exposure:    
LRGB = 140/40/40/40 (600 second individual exposures)
Notes:       
Imaging with both cameras at once using a tandem bar & adjustment device from Robin Casady's Astro Accessories to precisely align both scopes
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