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 Fairfield , the Sculptor Galaxy is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 02:51, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:53, 23° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:51, 22° above your southern horizon.

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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]
Magnitude:7.10 (V) [2]
8.03 (B) [1]
4.81 (J) [1]
4.09 (H) [1]
3.77 (K) [1]
B-V Color (mag):-5.94
Hubble type:SABc
Right ascension:00h47m [1]
Declination:-25°17' [1]
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

03 Oct 2022  –  NGC 253 is well placed
03 Oct 2023  –  NGC 253 is well placed
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






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