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NGC 253 the Sculptor galaxy
Constellation Sculptor
~11.4 million light years distant
Taken November 2nd and 3rd, 2012
Ocala, FL
LRGB L:3H22min RGB 1Hour each
PS CS5
Orion 80mm EON
Orion 50mm guidescope with SSAG
QSI 683ws
Losmandy G-11 with Gemini II

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Comment by Jeffrey P Nunnari on November 9, 2012 at 7:57pm

Really liking this.

Comment by Mark Roberts on November 6, 2012 at 11:39pm

Well done Steve!

Comment by Steve Coates on November 6, 2012 at 1:33pm

Thanks Trevor, Philip, Marc and Kevin. I too was quite surprised with how this came out with 80mm! CCD imaging rules!

Comment by Kevin Galka on November 4, 2012 at 5:55pm

very nice shot!!!!

Comment by Marc Basti on November 4, 2012 at 4:38pm

Nice job dude! Ditto on the detail ++. Marc

Comment by Philip A Cruden on November 4, 2012 at 1:43pm

Wonderful image Steve. a new QSi too, very cool.

Comment by Trevor Woodrow on November 4, 2012 at 10:42am

Fantastic detail with only 80mm? Great guiding, and the processing is sweet to boot. Well done Steve.

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