Basic object information

Object name: NGC 253
Popular name: Sculptor Galaxy
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 7.3
Size: 29.0'x6.8'
Position angle: 52
Object classification: SBc
Description: !!vvB,vvL,vmE 54 degrees,gbM
Notes: H V 1;Sandage-arms are more defined by dust than *

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 00h 47m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -25 18' 00"

Constellation: Sculptor

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Roque Bentaiga, Gran Canary, Spain
Date/Time: 1/2.2.2005 20:35

Telescope: Newton 110/805 mm

Magn: 107x


Field: 28'

NE Lim.mag: 6.0

Background sky: 3

Seeing: 3

Height: 15
Visuality: II
Weather: +10C, windy

A massive Sculptor Galaxy. The galaxy is much elongated in SW-NE direction, there is some structure visible near the core with averted vision. Bright dot in the middle could be a star or the core.