NGC 253

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Christopher K.
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NGC 253

Post by Christopher K. » January 10th, 2016, 5:59 pm

NGC 253 is a spiral galaxy in Sculptor. It can be found four-and-three quarters degrees north-northwest of the B-class, magnitude 4.3 star Alpha Sculptoris. In October 2012 amateur astrophotographer Michael Sidonio took pictures of this galaxy, one of which is credited being the "discovery image" for a dwarf galaxy currently being consumed by NGC 253.

More information:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronom ... 010820155/

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