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Spiral galaxy NGC 300. Digital astronomical images

Spiral galaxy NGC 300. Digital astronomical images

NGC 300 is so interesting because it is very normal. It is a spiral galaxy of the Sc type, located in the nearby group of Sculptor galaxies.

NGC 300 presents the typical blue floating spiral arms, a predictable compact core and the expected number of stars, star clusters and nebulas. Therefore, when studying NGC 300 we should learn how exactly a normal spiral galaxy works.

To that end, NGC 300 and its adjoining area have been studied in great detail, creating and combining series of high-resolution images to achieve the composite image of the photograph.

NGC 300 is only 7 million light years away, occupies in the sky an area equivalent to that of the full moon and can be seen with a small telescope in the Sculptor constellation.

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