NGC 253 & NGC 288

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One of my favorite types of targets to shoot are fields with combinations of objects. Here NGC 253 (the Sculptor Galaxy) lies apparently not far from NGC 288, a globular cluster. But in reality, NGC 288 is actually close by (only 39,000 light years away) in the foreground and associated with our own galaxy.

Unfortunately unwanted objects also show up, such as the airplane which left the red beacon light trail...

Date/Time:    15 September 2007
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope/Lens: AP155EDF / 4" flattener (f/7)
Camera: Pentax/Hutech 67 Vacuum Astrocamera
Mount: Losmandy Titan
Guider: Borg 45ED / SBIG STV
Media: Medium format Kodak E200, +3 push
Exposure: 1x60 min.