The Silver Coin galaxy, NGC253

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The Silver Coin galaxy, NGC253, was discovered by the astronomer and mathematician Caroline Herschel in 1783. It can be located in the southern constellation of Sculptor some 11.4 million light-years from Earth. It has a great star rate formation. It’s the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies, the nearest to our Local Group of galaxies.

The dusty extended halo that surrounds this galaxy is composed of thousands of stars and it’s really faint. I was able to capture this structure thanks to the dark sky of the Namibian desert. I spent one week there last September to capture some images of the southern night sky. Darkness reached an amazing 22.15 mag/arcsc2.

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Image Details

L: 21×300″

R: 20×300″ – G: 15×300″ – B: 15×300″

Calibration: 24 darks, 24 bias, 24 flats

All images taken at -30ºC Bin1

Total exposure: 7h30′

Data acquisition: September 2021


Average darkness: 22.15 mag/arcsec2

Image resolution: 1.15”/pixel

FOV: 1.43ºx1.15º



ASA N12 f/3.6 Astrograph

ASA DDM85 mount

FLI 16200 CCD camera

Astrodon LRGB filters


Maxim DL, The Sky, ASA Focus, APP, PIX, LR, PS, TPZ.

Aleix Roig – NAMIBIA (Tivoli Farm), November 2021

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Non-commercial use, Commercial Use