Every time when I chase the darkness in southern lands, I try to capture some deep space objects in the southern hemisphere, which are not visible from Central Europe. One of these objects is the Sculptor Galaxy, which can be found, surprisingly, in the constellation Sculptor (south from Aquarius). Here are some features: it is approximately 11 million light-years away from us, it has roughly 90 000 light-years in diameter (similar to Milky Way) and it is characteristic by the intense star formation. This galaxy is sometimes called Silver Coin or Silver Dollar Galaxy, but I pushed the colors into the yellow spectra, therefore it looks like a gold coin.
|Telescope||Newton 150/600 mm|
|Focal length||570 mm|
|Mount||Rainbow Astro RST 135|
|Autoguiding||ZWO 174MM, Guidescope 30 mm|
|Camera||ZWO 071 Pro @-0°C|
|Exposure||127x180s, Gain 94, bin 1x1,|