NGC 300 is a face-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor and a member of the Sculptor Group. It is likely that NGC 300 and nearby NGC 55 form a gravitationally bound pair.
The distance to this galaxy is 6 Million light years. Many active H-alpha areas are visible in all parts of this galaxy.
Find more information and an image from the 2.2m ESO observatory here.
Ha-LRGB image (Ha 15x40m, L 20x20m, R 10x20m, G 10x20m, B 10x20m) total 28 h exposure.
Seeing 0.8-1.2 arcsec. Image sizes below in 25/80%.
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile.
Robotic image aquisition July-August 2013,
Processing: Johannes Schedler