Spiral Galaxy, NGC 300
Located in Sculptor, it is one of the nearest galaxies to our Local Group at around 6 Mly. Seen in a starry field and angled obliquely to us, it is about 94,000 ly across putting it somewhat smaller than the Milky Way. It shares many characteristics of the Triangulum Galaxy, M33, in having tightly wound spiral arms containing numerous reddish star-forming regions and clusters of young blue stars. Also, little dust is apparent.
The many small fuzzy yellow-orange objects in the field are very distant galaxies and galaxy clusters.
|Camera:||SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters||Scope:||Takahashi TOA-130, fl=1500mm, f11.2, fov ~1.5°x0.9°|
|Mount:||Takahashi EM-200 Temma2||Guiding:||E-finder|
|Filters/Exposures:||L:R:G:B 170 (bin1x1):90:90:90 min (2x2) = 7hr20m||Location:||LMDSS Heathcote, Victoria|
|Date:||October 2019||Processing:||CCDStack2, RegiStar, Photoshop CS5|