Sculptor Galaxy

The sculptor galaxy

The sculptor galaxy

Just a few arcminutes over the border of Cetus lies one of the brightest galaxies of the southern sky, the Silver Dollar galaxy in Sculptor. With its declination of -25° it is still visible for most of the norther hemisphere, although for best observing it is advisable to to go more southerly than 45° latitude. Recent estimates place it at a distance of 11.4 ± 0.7 1)Distance to NGC 253 based on the planetary nebula luminosity function (link

Also visible to the right in this image (1.8° southeast of NGC 253) is globular cluster NGC 288.

In the top right corner is also a large cluster of galaxies visible.

A large cluster of galaxies, called ACO 118.

A large cluster of galaxies, called ACO 118. There over 100 galaxies visible as faint yellow smudges.

References   [ + ]

1. Distance to NGC 253 based on the planetary nebula luminosity function (link

Image information

Galaxies, Globulars, Tivoli 2016