The Whale Galaxy (NGC 55)

The Whale Galaxy (NGC 55)
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The Whale Galaxy (NGC 55)

NGC 55, also occasionally referred to as The Whale Galaxy, is a Magellanic type barred spiral galaxy located about 6.5 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor. Along with its neighbor NGC 300, it is one of the closest galaxies to the Local Group, probably lying between the Milky Way and the Sculptor Group.

This picture has been processed using:
- Pixinsight for Cosmetic Correction & align.
- CCDStack for the integration & RGB combination
- Photoshop for the post processing
- Color noise reduction with Lightroom

Base on the Pro Dataset
Image specs:
L: 4*300s
R: 3*300s
G: 4*300s
B: 2*300s


Processed with CCDStack, Pixinsight, Photoshop & Lightroom
SPECIFICATIONS
Telescope ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Telescope
Telescope CHI-1 Planewave CDK24 F6.5
Camera ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Camera
FLI PL 9000
Location ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Location
El Sauce Observatory, Chile
Date of observation ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Date of observation
September 2020
Filters ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Filters
Luminance, Red, Green, Blue
Processing ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Processing
CCDStack, Pixinsight, Photoshop, Lightroom
Credits ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Credits
Credits Data: telescope.live, processing: Nicolas ROLLAND