NGC 55 is a Magellanic type barred spiral Galaxy seen edge-on located about 7 million light-years away in the constellation Sculptor.
Along with its neighbor NGC 300, it is one the closest galaxies to the Local Group, probably lying between us and the other members of the Sculptor Group.
2-pane mosaic Ha-LRGB (Ha 11x40m, L 36x20m, R 14x20m, G 14x20m, B 14x20m) total 63 h. Seeing 0.7-1.1 arcsec
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile
Processing: Johannes Schedler