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Silver Dollar by DoomWillFindYou Silver Dollar by DoomWillFindYou
NGC 253, often called the Silver Dollar or the Sculptor Galaxy, resides in the southern constellation of Sculptor below the stars of Cetus the whale (as seen from mid-northern latitudes). This galaxy is fairly near as far as galaxies go (~10 million light years) and so appears relatively bright (mag. 7.0) and large (25x8 arcminutes compared with 31 arcmin for the moon). NGC 253 is known as a starburst galaxy based on its extremely high rate of new star formation - many times higher than in the Milky Way. The galaxy is a barred spiral with a high dust content and huge outflows of dust and gas can be seen near the core in this image.

Takahashi EM-200 Temma 2 Jr., Takahashi TSA-102 at f/6, FLI ML8300. 120 minutes total luminance data.
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rankinstudio Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Very nice shot of the sculptor.

Cheers

David
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DoomWillFindYou Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Thanks! This has been my favorite galaxy since I first saw it in 2003, and I am happy to do it justice.
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rankinstudio Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
No prob. One of my fav's as well. It just looks so intense.

You did do it justice. :)
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