Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Sculptor Galaxy


The Sculptor Galaxy, NGC 253, is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. The Sculptor Galaxy is a starburst galaxy, which means that it is currently undergoing a period of intense star formation.A weighted average of the most reliable distance estimates gives a distance of 11.4 ± 0.7 Mly

Location: Via Lactea Observatory, Kristallopigi Paramithia, Greece

Instruments and exposure data

Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro Belt Drive Mod



Meade DSI


W.O FLT110 with dedicated TMB field flattener

FeatherTouch 3'' focuser

Starizona MicroTouch autofocuser

SBIG ST10XME CFW9 Filters: LRGB (Baader Planetarium)

Lum:180*4min  Red:62*2min Green:60*2 Blue:80*2 

Total exposure:18h 44min

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