NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy

LRGB 60 44 44 44 min.
ASA N12
ASA DDM 85
ZWO ASI 6200 MM Pro

Constellation Sculptor
Ra 00h 47m 33s
Dec -25° 17´ 19"

The Sculptor Galaxy (also known als NGC 253 or Silver Dollar Galaxy) is an intermediate spiral galaxy in constellation Sculptor. The galaxy is a starburst galaxy, which means that it is currently undergoing a period of intense star formation. The Sculptor galaxy is located at the center of the Sculptor group, one of the nearest groups of galaxies to the Milky Way. NGC 253 and the companion galaxies NGC 247 etc. form a gravitationally-bound core near the center of the group. Most other galaxies associated with the Sculptor group are only weakly gravitationally bound to this core.

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