• Constellation: Sculptor
  • Right Ascension: 00h 47m 33s
  • Declination: −25° 17′ 18″
  • Distance: 11.4 million

NGC 253 or often called the Silver Dollar Galaxy is dominated by it's dust patterns. Discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783, it is one of the brighter galaxies visible. NGC 253 is a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies, one of the nearer galaxy groups. Only one supernova has been detected in NGC 253 so far.

  • Telescope: EDT 80mm Reftactor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600 MM