NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

Post your DSO images here.
Post Reply
User avatar
AstroBee
Moderator
Articles: 0
Posts: 818
Joined: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:03 pm
1
Location: Henderson, NV

TSS Awards Badges

TSS Photo of the Day

NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

#1

Post by AstroBee »

09-07_08-2021
NGC253, the Sculptor Galaxy or the Silver Coin Galaxy in Sculptor

Explore Scientific ED152mm, ASI2600mm Camera, Chroma Filters, CGX Mount, Captured with NINA, Processed with PixInsight

15x 120sec Lum = 30 minutes
15x 180sec RGB ea = 2hrs15min

Total Integration Time = 2 hrs 45 min.

Taken from Wee Thump south of Las Vegas, NV
SQM reading: 21.04

Mag. 8.0
00h 47m 33s −25° 17′ 18″

Image
Greg M.~
Scopes: Explore Scientific ED152CF & ED127 APO's, StellarVue SV70T, Meade 12" SCT OTA, Classic Orange-Tube C-8, Explore Scientific AR152mm, AWB OneSky 130mm, Edmund Astroscan, Lunt 80mm Ha single-stack solar scope.
Mounts: Celestron CGX Mount, iOptron ZEQ25 Mount.
Cameras: ZWO ASI2600mm Pro, ZWO ASI1600mm, Canon 5D Mark II DSLR
Filters: 36mm Chroma LRGB & 3nm Ha, OIII, SII Narrowbands
Eyepieces: 27mm TeleVue Panoptic, 4mm TeleVue Radian, Explore Scientific 82° 30mm, 6.7mm , Baader 13mm Hyperion, Explore Scientific 70° 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, Meade 8.8mm UWA
Software: N.I.N.A., SharpCapPro, Astro Pixel Processor, PixInsight, PhotoShop CC, Phd2, CPWI, Stellarium
User avatar
Jones
Mars Ambassador
Articles: 0
Posts: 140
Joined: Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:21 am
1
Location: Arizona

Re: NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

#2

Post by Jones »

That's really nice, about how it looks in my 14".
Arizona- where the sky's are not cloudy all night.

Triple lensed fracs are so yummy when looking at planets.
User avatar
messier 111
Inter-Galactic Ambassador
Articles: 0
Posts: 3030
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:49 am
Location: canada

TSS Awards Badges

Re: NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

#3

Post by messier 111 »

nice capture , thx .
I LOVE REFRACTORS ,
:sprefac: takahashi 100 dz :telescopewink: Lunt 60mm :observer: sw 120 ed :galleleo: Televue 60 mm ed
EYEPIECES, all Delos .

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison

Jean-Yves :flags-canada:
User avatar
Juno16
Inter-Galactic Ambassador
Articles: 0
Posts: 4654
Joined: Sun May 12, 2019 3:13 pm
2
Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast

TSS Awards Badges

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

#4

Post by Juno16 »

Great image AB!

Lots of really nice details. Fine capture!
Jim

Scopes: Explore Scientific ED102 Triplet APO, Sharpstar 61 EDPH II APO
Mounts: Celestron AVX
Stuff: ASI EAF Focus Motor, Orion 50mm Guide Scope, ZWO 30 mm Guide Scope, Orion SSAG, Stellarview 0.8 FR/FF, Sharpstar 0.8 FR/FF, Sharpstar 0.8 FR/FF
Camera / Software: ASI 533 mc pro, IDAS LPS D-1, Optolong L-Enhance, N.I.N.A., PHD2, SharpCap Pro, Adobe Photoshop CC, Pixinsight.
Dog: Jack
Sky: Bortle 7-8
Astro Photos https://flickr.com/photos/157183480@N07 ... 7681236785
User avatar
kt4hx
Moderator
Articles: 4
Posts: 1886
Joined: Sun May 12, 2019 12:18 am
2
Location: Virginia, USA

TSS Awards Badges

Re: NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

#5

Post by kt4hx »

Excellent image Greg of a beautiful galaxy. It reminds me of the visual experience from the dark site with its heavily mottled disk.
Alan

Astro Sky 17.5 f/4.5 Dob || Apertura AD12 f/5 Dob || Zhumell Z10 f/4.9 Dob
ES AR127 f/6.5 & ED80 f/6 on Twilight-II || Apertura 6" f/5 Newtonian on Twilight-I
TV Ethos 100° 21mm, 13mm || ES 82° 24mm, 18mm || Vixen LVW 65° 22mm
Pentax XW 70° 10mm, 7mm, 5mm || barlows
DGM NPB Filter || Orion Ultra Block, O-III and Sky Glow Filters || Baader HaB Filter
Primary Field Atlases: Interstellarum and Uranometria All-Sky Edition
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Astronomers, we look into the past to see our future." (me)
"Seeing is in some respect an art, which must be learnt." (William Herschel)
"What we know is a drop, what we don't know is an ocean." (Sir Isaac Newton)
"The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me...." (Blaise Pascal)
"No good deed goes unpunished." (various)
"I have become comfortably numb." (Roger Waters)
User avatar
MariusD69
Local Group Ambassador
Articles: 0
Posts: 2223
Joined: Sun May 12, 2019 1:22 pm
2
Location: Romania

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

#6

Post by MariusD69 »

Wonderful image! Great job!
Marius
Mount: iOpton Cem60, HEQ5-for spare
Scopes: newt SW 150/750PDS, dobson SW 150/1200; SW 114/500; TS Photoline 80mm f/6 Triplet APO; SW ST80
Cameras: ASI294MC Pro; ASI1600MM Pro; Atik 314L+mono; Canon 1100D; QHY5III-178m; QHY5L-II-m ; ASI224; Altair GPCAM 290M, GPCAM290C
Accessories: Baader MPCC; GPU KomakorrF4; TS Flat2; TS 0.79x FR/FF
User avatar
jthommes
Orion Spur Ambassador
Articles: 0
Posts: 884
Joined: Tue May 21, 2019 4:52 am
2
Location: San Diego
Contact:

TSS Photo of the Day

Re: NGC 253 The Sculptor Galaxy

#7

Post by jthommes »

Nice one Greg.
Jim Thommes
Jim's Astrophotography
David Levy Maksutov Newtonian, Celestron Edge 9.25, FSQ-106N Refractor (on loan), WO ZenithStar 66 APO Refractor
G11/Gemini GEM, Celestron Advanced VX GEM
ST8300M Camera, Atik 383L Camera, Canon 350D Camera, ASI1600M, ASI 294M
Post Reply

Return to “Deep Sky Images”