||NGC 247, Bennett 3
||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. 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.
There is also a higher resolution
image taken with a 14.5" RC telescope.
||LRGB 30:30:30:50 min @ -18°C
||SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8
with SBIG/CS Filterset
||Intes Micro Maksutov-Newton MN106
||MaxIm DL/CCD, CCD Sharp, Adobe
|Location - Date - Time
||San Esteban (Chile) - 04Nov02 @ 02:30
||Transparency 6-7, Seeing 6, Temperature
+10°C, light wind
First light for the MN106 ! Still some issues with
centering of the focuser and getting good flats.