||NGC 300, Bennett 6,
||Sc type spiral galaxy
||00 h 55 min - 37° 41'
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. NGC 300 lies at an estimated distance
of 6.5 million lightyears. North is towards the one o'clock position
in this 37 x 25 arcminute field of view. Click on the image for a
higher resolution view.
Here is an earlier image
taken with a 6" refractor.
||NRGB 100:90:90:90 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) - 05 and 30Oct2005 @ 04:00
||Transparency 6/10, Seeing
6-7/10, Temperature + 10°C