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: 96' R:36' G:36' B: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|
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%.