The galaxy NGC 253 in the constellation of Sculptor

This chart shows the location of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 253 within the constellation of Sculptor. This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and the galaxy itself is marked with a red circle. This galaxy is bright enough to be easily seen as an elongated haze through binoculars from a dark site.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:15 December 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1334, eso1152
Size:3338 x 3354 px

About the Object

Name:Constellation Chart, NGC 253, Sculptor
Type:Unspecified : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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