NGC253, Caldwell 65-The Sculptor Galaxy

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NGC253, Caldwell 65
Constellation: Sculptor (the sculptor)
Type: Galaxy
Position: RA 00h47.6m 
Dec -25d17m
Magnitude: 7.6
Exposure: Taken 9-27-03.
Composite of two images using LRGB technique.
Luminance: 45 minutes on hypered Tech Pan.
RGB: 45 minutes on Elite Chrome 200
Processing: Images were aligned in Registar, combined in Photoshop. 
Curves, LRBG, color balance adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Meade 10" SCT OTA mounted on a Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount.
Lumicon giant easy guider working at approximately f/5.5.
Guided with SBIG ST-4 using a Celestron guidescope.
Notes: Photo taken at the El Paso Astronomy Club dark sky site
at the William's Ranch.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2003

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