NGC 247


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Date Taken:
Hanson
NGC 247
Galaxy
Ctio, Chile
11-07-2013
Description

NGC 247 is one of several galaxies that is gravitationally bound to the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253). These galaxies form a small core in the center of the Sculptor Group, which is one of the nearest groups of galaxies to the milky way.  Most other galaxies associated with the Sculptor Group are only weakly gravitationally bound to this core

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
Processed from SSRO Archived Data
Camera:
Apogee U9
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Planewave 200HR
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