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Galaxy NGC 300: NGC 300 is a prototyp spiral galaxy in a distance of approx. 6 Mio LY, and was thought to be part of the Sculptor Group of galaxies. Newer measurements indicate that it lies between our Local Group and the Sculptor Group and that it might be gravitationally interacting with the irregular galaxy NGC 55.

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



Object Galaxy NGC 300
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 0300
Constellation Sculptor
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 5min each Baader LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, CCDStack, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 5 Dec 2010
 
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