NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy                                                (click image for full-scale)

Distance:  11 million light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -10C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 6x5min L (bin1x1); 1x3min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, PS7 (slightly cropped, 10 darks, 10 flats)

6 November 2012 - Las Cruces, NM

Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day,
25 Oct 13 (screenshot).

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