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Galaxy NGC 247: The spiral galaxy in this image belongs to the Sculptor Group of galaxies in a distance of about 11 Mio LY.

Several other background galaxies can be detected in the image, but they are further away.

 

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.



Object Galaxy NGC 247
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 0247
Constellation Cetus
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 6 x 5min each Baader LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 21 Nov 2011
 
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