NGC 247

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Object Type: Spiral galaxy
Constellation: Cetus
Magnitude: 8.9
Size: 21' x 7'

NGC 247 is about 12.2 million light-years from our solar system, and is part of the Sculptor Group of galaxies, the most prominent of which is NGC 253.

Equipment: Meade 14" LX200R/STL-11000M/Astrodon LRGB filters/Paramount ME
F-ratio: f/9.5
Exposures: LRGB: L 37 x 20 minutes, binned 2x2: R 25 x 20 minutes: G 24 x 20 minutes: B 26 x 20 minutes: RGB binned 3x3
Date: October 18-28, 2014
 Landers, California, USA

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