NGC 300

Designation: NGC 300 / C70
Hemisphere: Southern
Constellation: Sculptor
Distance: 6.5 million light years
Object type: Spiral galaxy


NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy located some 6.5 light-years away from Earth, in the southern constellation Sculptor. It is one of our closest neighbours beyond the Local Group, and the brightest member of a nearby group of galaxies known as the Sculptor Group.

NGC 300 has a diameter of approx. 94,000 light years, which makes it slightly smaller than our Milky Way. From Earth it’s viewed at an angle of 42°, which helps resolve its typical granularity into single stars.

Acquisition details

Total integration time: 9 hours 45 minutes
Acquisition software: CHI-1 (Telescope Live)
Processing software: PixInsight
Location: Chile

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