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The Details
Object
NGC 247 in Sculptor
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 Mount with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI 16803 Proline CCD
Filters
Tru-Balance LRGB Filters - Gen 2
Date
02/04/06 August 2016
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
L 30 x 900 sec 1x1 bin; RGB 12 ea x 600 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
ACP, Maxim DL/CCD, CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 49' x 49' centered on RA 00h47m11s
DEC -20°46’43” (2000.0) . North angle 269.5 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
NGC 247 lies about 11 million light years from Earth and span nearly 70,000 light years across. It belongs to the Sculptor Group of galaxies, which includes the beautiful oblique spiral NGC 253.

Total exposure time was 13 hours 30 minutes. This image is the result of a collaborative effort between Howard Hedlund of Astro-Physics, Inc. and Dave Jurasevich.

 

 

 

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