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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 300


Type Spiral Galaxy 
Position 01 14.4, -73 17
Constellation Sculptor
Camera and Telescope STXL11002 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 255:130:90:110 Luminance 1x1, Colours 2x2.  Baader filters.   
Description NGC 300 is a large (21.9' x 15.5') fairly low surface brigtness spiral galaxy once thought to be part of the Sculptor group but now thought to be a foreground object.  In general shape it somewhat resembles M33 in the northern hemisphere.  The apparent magnitude is 9.1.