Object  NGC300

NGC 300 is a 9th magnitude spiral galaxy (sc type) located in the Sculptor group of galaxies, in the constellation of Sculptor. It's estimated distance is around 7 million L.y. It has a very low surface brightness.

Date Lum-15& RGB 18/ 9/ 06
Location BayTop Observatory- Streaky Bay South Australia
Instrument Orion 80ED refractor working @ f7.5/ 600 FL               2.3 arcsec/pixel
Mount Celestron CI700 controlled by a Mel Bartels Goto Control System with Vexta PK264m-01b motors with a pulley and belt system
Camera (CCD) Starlight Xpress HX916 monochrome with Hm, made filter slider
Exposures L: 96R:36G:36B:36'[ 6' sub exposures all unbinned]     No dark frames removed.
Guiding  Skywatcher ST 80mm f5 with a Starlight Xpress MX515 CCD. Mounted via a side by side accessory
Filters Astronomik typeII clr  RGB filter set
Notes/ Conditions

 Conditions- When taking the luminance, conditions were average to poor. Conditions when taking the colour frames were quite poor. Warm night of 22degs C and gusty wind conditions with quite a bit of dust around due to the lack of winter rain. (extremely bizarre weather for spring).

There were severe gradients to deal with. Image has been reduced to 85%.