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: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/time: 11/12.1.2010 21:50
Telescope: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magn: 171x Filter: -
Field: 29' NE Lim.mag: 7.5
SQM: 21.8 (1) Seeing: 2
Visuality: I Height: 35
Weather: +13C, windy  
Sculptor galaxy. An amazing galaxy with numerous details which are mainly visible with direct vision. The sharpest knots are in the central region, elsewhere they are more fuzzy but still clear. Also several stars involved with the galaxy.