NGC 6744 – Caldwell 101

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NGC 6744 is one of the galaxies with a closer appearance to what our milky Way galaxy most probably looks like from that distance. NGC 6744 has a dwarf, distorted companion (out of the field of this picture) that will merge with this beautiful spiral.

Additional Information

Object

Name(s): NGC 6744. Caldwell 101

Type: Barred spiral halaxy

RA:  19h 09m 44s

Dec: -63º 51’ 20”

Constellation: Pavo

Size (arcmin): 20.1×12.9

Magnitude: +8.5

Distance: 30 Mly

Image

Date: 2014-08-20 to 22

Location: iTelescope.net, SSO near Coonabarabran, NSW Australia

Size (arcmin): 42×27

Telescope: Planewave CDK 20” f/4.5

Camera: FLI PL6303E (3072×2048 pix)

Guiding: yes

Total exposure: 112 min (7xLRGBx4min)

Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CC 2016 and PixInsight

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