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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 289


Type Galaxy 
Position 00 52 43, -31 12 21
Constellation Sculptor
Camera and Telescope STXL6303E and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB image with Luminance = 210 minutes, Red = Green = Blue = 120 minutes using Astrodon filters 
Description NGC 289 is a large low surface brightness galaxy in Sculptor that isn't imaged all that often. It consists of a relatively bright centre and extensive faint spiral arms that extend more than 100,000 light years from the centre. The apparent B magnitude is 11.4 and the distance is about 70 million light years. the apparent size is 3.1 x 2.5 arcminutes.