Astrophoto: NGC-253 Spiral Galaxy by John Chumack

Amateur photographer John Chumack took this picture of Spiral Galaxy NGC-253, which is located in the constellation of Sculptor. The telescope was a Takahashi Epsilon 250mm and ST8XE CCD camera, on a Software Bisque Paramount ME, taken on Mount Joy, New Mexico, New Mexico Skies Resort. John operated the telescope remotely from Dayton, Ohio using Arnie Rosner’s Rent-A-Scope setup. John has been imaging the sky for 2 decades, and has an amazing collection of pictures at his website: Galactic Images. If you’re an amateur astrophotographer, visit the Universe Today forum and post your pictures, we might feature it in the newsletter.