NGC 300

NGC 300.

NGC 300 is a large face-on low surface brightness spiral galaxy in Sculptor. NGC 300 has a stellar nucleus and prominent red H11 regions across the surface of the galaxy and also bubble nebulae.

NGC 300 is also a member of the Sculptor Group at a distance of 6.5 MLY.

There is a small group of distant, tiny reddish coloured galaxies (4 o’clock position).Three slightly larger galaxies which seem to be in the process of interacting (5 o’clock position) makes this image interesting in showing contrast and enormous galaxy distances from the very close to the very distant.

F.O.V.    40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Date.  42 x 600 sec.    Oct 2019.

Location.    (Wiruna)  Ilford  N.S.W.