Spiral galaxy NGC 55 in Sculptor

Photographer
Jean-Claude Merlin
Email
jcmerlin@wanadoo.fr
Location of photo
Siding Spring Observatory (Australia)
Date/Time of photo
2016 Nov. 28 - 11h45 UT
Equipment
iTelescope.Net 51-cm reflector F/4.5 - FLI 3056x3056 CCD camera - Luminance filter
Description
5-minute exposure on the peculiar spiral galaxy NGC 55 in Sculptor. At 6 million light-years supergiant stars are resolved in the galaxy disk. Many faint and distant galaxies are visible in the same field, some of them more than a billion light-years away.
Website
http://station504.pagesperso-orange.fr/
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