NGC253 is located in the constellation of Sculptor and is the brightest member of a small group of galaxies known as the
Sculptor Group.  Nearly 10 million LY from Earth, the Sculptor Group is considered the closest independent group of
galaxies to our own Local Group.  NGC 253 is active in star formation and has been dubbed by some the Starburst Galaxy.

November 13, 2007
WO ZS 105mm f/7 Apo Refractor - Baader IR Filter
Canon Digital Rebel 300D / Modified (Hap Griffin)
115 Minutes / 23x300s @ 800ASA
Manually guided on a 14" Meade LX200
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

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