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Sculptor Galaxy, NGC 253

[Sculptor Galaxy]

About this image

NGC 253 also goes by the name of “Sculptor Galaxy” after its parent constellation, or by the name “Silver Dollar Galaxy”, presumably after its visual appearance in the eyepiece. NGC 253 is classified as a starburst galaxy, but interestingly, only 1 supernova has been found within it. It is a bright galaxy, easily visible in binoculars, about 10 million light years from us.

More: galaxies page, spiral galaxies page.

Minimum credit line: SSRO/PROMPT/CTIO

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