NGC 253 Sculptor Galaxy in 9 Minutes!

NGC 253. 3×180 sec, Gain 11, Offset 50, QHY183c at -20C, UV/IR filter, Astro-Tech AT60ED at F/4.8.
NGC 253. 3×180 sec, Gain 11, Offset 50, QHY183c at -20C, UV/IR filter, Astro-Tech AT60ED at F/4.8. Full field.

It surprised me how well this came out with only 3 sub-images.  I was at the observing site south of Perry, LA where it is a Bortle 4/4.5 zone, which helped quite a bit.   It was the first time I have used my QHY183c astro camera with just a clear UV/IR filter, which showed me how sensitive and noise-free this camera really is.

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