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Galaxy NGC 55: This irregular galaxy is considered as part of the Sculptor Galaxy Group, but newer measurements indicate that it might rather be a member of our own Local Group of galaxies. Its location is on the boundary of the two groups in a distance of 7 Mio LY.

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

Object Galaxy NGC 55
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation NGC 0055
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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