Antilhue - Chile

NGC 55 in Sculptor
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Image Data

Designation NGC 55,  Bennett 1
Constellation Sculptor (Scl)
Description A fine example of an edge-on barred spiral galaxy of the Magellanic type, this member of the Sculptor group is around 5 million lightyears distant. Its 25' x 3' asymmetric size is spindle shaped .
Exposure LRGB 30:30:30:60 min @ -18C
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + Astronomik Type II LRGB 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) - 10Aug2002 - 06:00 UTC
Conditions Transparency 5-6,  Seeing 5-6, Temperature +10C