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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Object Galaxy NGC 55
Category Galaxies
Designation NGC 0055
Constellation Sculptor
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 7x5min (1x1 bin) each Astrodon True Balance L filter, 6x2min (2x2 bin) RGB filterset, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 22 Nov 2009
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