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The Sculptor Galaxy (also known as the Silver Coin or Silver Dollar Galaxy, is a starburst galaxy, which means that it is currently undergoing a period of intense star formation. It is only 13 million light years away in the southern constellation Sculpter. The galaxy was discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783.

Image Data : Total exp.= 4.8 hours.
L:R:G:B: = 113: 60: 55: 60: mins.
Location: Space Atacama Lodge, Chile
Equipment: Ceravolo 300 Astrograph at f/9,
Mount:Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon filters
Software used: MaxIm DL, Registar, PS CS2
Image Aquisition: Peter
Image Processing: Debra

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