NGC 55

NGC 55

NGC 55 is a bright and large barred irregular galaxy in Sculptor at a distance of 7 MLY. This Magellanic type galaxy seen near edge-on is a member of the Sculptor group. There are many faint background galaxies in this area.

NOTE. Compare the sparse number of background stars, looking through our galaxy on this image,  to the vast number of stars in the Magellanic Cloud images.

F.O.V.   Cropped to 82% of the original 44 x 44 min of arc frame.

Telescope.   10 Inch F 4.0 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposures and Dates.   15 x 600 sec + 15 x 600 sec.   Nov. 2015,  Dec 2018.

Location.   (Wiruna)  Ilford N.S.W.