NGC253 ‘Sculptor Galaxy’

By Anton Winter

NGC253 ‘Sculptor Galaxy’, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor, roughly 11 Million light years away.

This image was taken from my suburban backyard on the 27th September 2013 and is made up of 117 minutes and includes:

  • 38 x 1 minute
  • 12 x 2 minute
  • 11 x 5 minute

(14 x 1 min and 2 x 5 min darks, no flats nor bias frames)

Taken with Canon 550D with an Astronomik CLS Clip In filter & Orion Field Flattener.

  • Imaging Scope: Orion ED80T
  • Guide Scope: Orion 80mm
  • Guide Camera: Orion Starshoot Autoguider
  • Mount: HEQ5 GOTO
  • Guiding: PHD
  • Image capture: Nebulosity3
  • Stacking and pre-processing: PixInsight
  • Minor curve adjustments: Aperture3