The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC253)

Image of the Sculptor Galaxy
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 26 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , the Sculptor Galaxy is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 17° below the horizon at dawn.

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Name The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC253)
Object type Galaxy
Other names
The Sculptor Galaxy
The Silver Coin Galaxy
C 65[2]
NGC 253[1]
Right ascension:00h47m [1]
Declination:-25°17' [1]
Magnitude:7.10 (V) [2]
7.94 (B) [1]
4.81 (J) [1]
4.09 (H) [1]
3.77 (K) [1]
Hubble type:SABc
B-V Color (mag):-3.17
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

03 Oct 2024  –  NGC 253 is well placed
03 Oct 2025  –  NGC 253 is well placed
03 Oct 2026  –  NGC 253 is well placed
03 Oct 2027  –  NGC 253 is well placed
02 Oct 2028  –  NGC 253 is well placed
03 Oct 2029  –  NGC 253 is well placed
03 Oct 2030  –  NGC 253 is well placed
03 Oct 2031  –  NGC 253 is well placed


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