NGC253 – Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor
Telescope: Meade LXD75 SN6
Luminance: Meade DSI Pro III, 91x30sec binned 2x2, IDAS LPS-2 Filter
Color: Meade DSI III, 15x60sec, Orion Imaging Filter
Guide scope: Meade DSX-90, PHD
Software: Envisage, Autostar Image Processing, Nebulosity, Photoshop
I can’t believe after all these years I’ve never observed this galaxy, it’s beautiful! The only tricky part was that I had to hurry between the time it cleared my bushes and it reached the meridian. I also have a bit of residual gradient even after applying flats (fairly hazing when I took this picture). I may spend some more time with the data to see if I can clean it up a bit more (gotta upgrade my Photoshop; still using PS7).