Antilhue - Chile

NGC 7793
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Designation NGC 7793,  Bennett 130
Constellation Sculptor  (Scl)
Description This conspicuous galaxy was discovered by G.P. Bond  from Harvard (!) in 1850, who likened it to a comet.  It is a very open spiral galaxy and belongs to the Sculptor group, together with NGC 253, NGC 55, NGC 300, as well as NGC247 in Cetus.  The 30' x 45' field is speckled with numerous faint background galaxies.  NGC 7793 is about 10 million lightyears away.
Exposure RGB 60:60:100 min @ -18C
Camera SBIG ST-10XE selfguided + CFW8 with SBIG/CS 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) - 10Oct02 @ 06:30 UTC
Conditions Transparency 5,  Seeing 5, Temperature +9C