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Photographer:

Jean-Claude Merlin

Email:

jcmerlin@wanadoo.fr

Location of Photo:

Siding Spring Observatory (Australia)

Date/Time of photo:

2016 Nov. 28 - 11h45 UT

Equipment:

iTelescope.Net 51-cm reflector F/4.5 - FLI 3056x3056 CCD camera - Luminance filter

Description:

5-minute exposure on the peculiar spiral galaxy NGC 55 in Sculptor. At 6 million light-years supergiant stars are resolved in the galaxy disk. Many faint and distant galaxies are visible in the same field, some of them more than a billion light-years away.

Website:

http://station504.pagesperso-orange.fr/

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