||NGC 247, Bennett 3
||00 h 47 min - 20° 44'
||This large, nearly edge-on spiral
galaxy belongs to the nearby Sculptor group (see NGC 55, NGC 300, NGC 253,
NGC 7793). All
are late-type spirals and they form the nearest collection of galaxies
outside of our own. At mag 9.7, NGC 247 is fairly faint and features an
ill-defined center, a prominent star on its southern edge and a
"void" on the northern side. Click on the image for a higher
resolution rendering. The field of view is 37 x 25 arcminutes
There is also an earlier image
taken with a 6" (155mm) refractor telescope.
||NRGB 120:60:60:60 min @ -25°C,
no filter on luminance, RGB binned 2x2
||SBIG STL-11000 selfguided
with Astronomik Type II RGB filter set.
||RCOS 14.5" Ritchey-Chrétien
||MaxIm DL/CCD, Sigma Pre Beta 11,
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 31Oct and 01Nov
||Transparency 7/10, Seeing
6/10, Temperature + 17°C