Antilhue - Chile

NGC 300
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Designation NGC 300,  Bennett 6
Constellation Sculptor (Scl)
This member of the Sculptor group of galaxies is similar in general form to M 33, showing the same low surface brightness, loose and very large structure. It exhibits many active star-forming regions.  Distance to NGC 300 is 6.5 million lightyears.

A high resolution image taken with a 14.5" Ritchey-Chretien telescope is here.

Exposure LRGB 60:60:60:120 min @ -18C
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + Astronomik Type II Filterset
Optics Astro-Physics AP155EDFS @ f/7.2 (prime focus)
Mount Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Software MaxIm DL/CCD, Registar, Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Location - Date - Time San Esteban (Chile) - 10Aug02@09:30 UTC(L) - 12Sep02@07:00(RGB)
Conditions Transparency 5-6,  Seeing 5-6 (4 RGB), Temperature +10C (+6C RGB)