NGC 247

Posted by azstarman01
on Saturday, December 15, 2012

This is an image of NGC 247. It is a spiral galaxy about 11 Million light years away in the constellation of Cetus. It is part of the Sculptor group of galaxies, which includes NGC253. You can notice many of the background galaxies in the upper and lower right of the image.

September 16 - December 10, 2012

Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM

Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)

Camera: SBIG ST-8300M

Mount: AP900 GTO

Luminance: 18x20 minutes (binned 1x1)

Red: 8x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

Green: 8x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

Blue: 8x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

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