The Sculptor Galaxy, NGC253, an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. This is another low target for me as the galaxy only rises 20° above the horizon at the meridian.

Also in the image are distant spiral galaxies IC1581, IC1576 and IC1578.

Image Details:

Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD

Starizona Hyperstar V4 f2.2 

Celestron CGEM DX mount on a SkyShed Pier in a SkyShed POD

ZWO ASI2600mc-pro Imaging Camera 

ZWO ASI224mc Guide Camera 

Svbony 60mm Guidescope  

ZWO ASIair Pro for image acquisition and gear control.

Image Specs:

45 x 180 second exposed images at Gain 100

Camera sensor cooled to -20°C

No filters used as the ASI2600mc-pro has the built in IR cut window.  

Calibrated (with darks, flats, dark flats) and stacked in Astro Pixel Processor and post processed in PixInSight.

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