NGC253

Teaser:
NGC253, the Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Dollar Galaxy. This is a spectacular spiral galaxy still undergoing star formation and classified as a starburst galaxy. It is thought to have a central supermassive black hole with a mass of around 5 million Suns making it a little more massive than the black hole at the centre of our Galaxy.
Priority:
Interesting
Month:
June
Visibility:
June to December
RA (J2000):
00:47:33
Dec (J2000):
-25:17:19
Image:
Observing tips:
Colour images e.g. BVR (60 - 120s per filter with FT South or ~180s per filter with the 1-m network)
Dates visible:
Jun 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017