NGC 6744

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DSLR widefield image

Object data of NGC6744

Object type: Galaxy (SBb-c)
Size: 20.2' x 13.2'
Magnitude: 9.1 mag
Constellation: Pav
Distance: 31 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 6744 is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Pavo. It is thought to be one of the most Milky Way-like spiral galaxies in our immediate vicinity. It also has at least one distorted companion galaxy (NGC 6744A), which is visible to the northwest in the above image.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-14 + 2015-10-15 + 2015-10-16 + 2015-10-17
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 with corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 21x6min / R 8x6min / G 8x6min / B 8x6min
Exposure time total: 4h 30min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl