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NGC 6744

Caldwell 101

Telescope : Planewave CDK17 f6.8

Camera : SBIG STXL 11002

Mount : Software Bisque Paramount ME

Focal length : 2939mm

Fov : 42 x 29 arcmins

Image Scale : 0.63 arcsec/pixel

Observatory : El Sauce Chile

Filters: HaLRGB

L 22x20m R 15x20m G 15x20m B 16x20m

H 15x30m

Integration: 30h10m

RA: 19h 09m 38s

Dec : -63° 51′ 03″

cdk 17

NGC 6744 is the big brother and similar to our own Milky Way, with a disk stretching 175,000 light-years across. A small, distorted companion galaxy is located nearby, which is similar to our galaxy's Large Magellanic Cloud. This companion, called NGC 6744A, can be seen as a blob in the main galaxy's outer arm, at upper left. The galaxy is situated in the constellation of Pavo at a distance of about 30 million light-years. It is one of 50 galaxies observed as part of the Hubble Space Telescope’s Legacy ExtraGalactic UV Survey (LEGUS), the sharpest, most comprehensive ultraviolet-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the nearby Universe, offering an extensive resource for understanding the complexities of star formation and galaxy evolution.

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