Finding a Silver Dollar in Sculptor
By Mariano Gibaja (NGC 253, The Silver Dollar Galaxy)
Object Name: NGC 253
Location: AR 0h 47′; Dec -25º 17′
Type: Spiral Galaxy Sc
Observing Location: Malpica del Tajo. Toledo. SPAIN.
Date: November 5, 2010
Time: 23h TU
Material used: graphite pencil on white paper. Sketch processed with Photoshop.
Telescope: Celestron S/C 8″ Mount Cgt5
Eyepiece: 31 mm Hyperion-Aspheric (65X).
What a wonderful galaxy! It is unfortunate that from my position this object is so low in the sky. Despite this drawback, I am convinced that no one will be disappointed if you point your telescope to NGC 523, the extraordinary Sculptor Galaxy.
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