Location of Photo:
Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Date/Time of photo:
September 16 - December 10, 2012
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO Luminance: 18x20 minutes (binned 1x1) Red: 8x15 minutes (binned 2x2) Green: 8x15 minutes (binned 2x2) Blue: 8x15 minutes (binned 2x2)
This is an image of NGC247. It is a spiral galaxy about 11 Million light years away in the constellation of Cetus. It is part of the Sculptor group of galaxies, which includes NGC253. You can notice many of the background galaxies in the upper and lower right of the image.