Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 55


Type Galaxy 
Position 00 14.9 -39 11
Constellation Sculptor
Camera and Telescope STL11000M and 31.75 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB =210:75:75:75 Astrodon filters. Luminance 1x1, Colours 2x2. 
Description At magnitude 7.9, this galaxy is almost as bright as the better known Sculptor galaxy NGC 253.  Once thought to be irregular, it is now known to be a spiral and is a memberof the Sculptor galaxy cluster that includes NGC 253 and NGC 300.