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NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy composite of three 15 minute exposures at F3.3 RGB image.

Located in Constellation Sculptor (the Sculptor), this spiral galaxy is about 8 million light years away, and is about 70,000 light years across.  Visual magnitude is about 7.6, and it has an apparent size of 30 arc minutes by 6.9 arc minutes.  Note that during the red filtered exposure used to make this color image, a satellite, meteor, or other object passed through the upper right corner of the picture.

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M77 spiral galaxy 15 minutes at F3.3

Located in Constellation Cetus (the Whale), this spiral galaxy is about 65 million light years away.  Visual magnitude is about 8.9, and has an apparent size of 8.2 arc minutes by 7.3 arc minutes.  The star like center gives it a Seyfert classification, meaning that there are several indications of serious explosions a the center of the galaxy.

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NGC 672 two galaxies 10 minutes at F3.3

Located in Constellation Triangulum (the Triangle),  NGC 672 has a visual magnitude of 10.9, and has an apparent size of 4.5 arc minutes by 1.5 arc minutes.  Near it is the smaller, fainter IC 1727 galaxy with an apparent size of 3 arc minutes by 1.5 arc minutes with a visual magnitude of 11.5

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NGC 7479 bar galaxy composite of four 30 minute exposures at F10 binned 2x2

Located in Constellation Pegasus (the Winged Horse), this bar galaxy has a visual magnitude of 10.8, and has an apparent size of 4 arc minutes by 3.1 arc minutes.

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