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NGC300

 

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         Object NGC300 - Spiral Galaxy
         Comment Discovered in 1826 by James Dunlop, NGC300 is a grand spiral galaxy residing in the constellation Sculptor. The galaxy's diffused spiral arms are abundant with young blue stars and red-pink gaseous nebulae being heated by the stars. The nebulae form different shapes as a result of shock waves from stellar explosions. NGC300 is one of the brightest members of the Sculptor Group of galaxies, a grouping which is closest to the Local group that includes our Milky Way galaxy. NGC300 is located approximately six million light-years away.

Image is a [Ha+L],[Ha+R]GB composite.
         Optics RCOS 12.5" F/9 (2874mm FL)
         Camera Apogee Alta F16M - 1x1 bin (image scale: .65 arcsec/pix)
         Mount Software Bisque Paramount ME
         Exposure Total exposure time: 11.5 hours
         Date November 2013

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