NGC 6744 is a spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Pavo. With a diameter of 175.000 light years it is considered one of the most Milky Way-like spiral galaxies in our immediate vicinity with flocculent arms and an elongated core. It also has at least one distorted companion galaxy (NGC 6744A) at its northern arm.
Find an image taken with the2.2m MPG/ESO telescope: here.
LHaRGB (400-440-140-140-160 min) total 21,3 h, north is to the left, seeing 0.8-1.2 arc-sec,
80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller cassegrain, FLI PL 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO Chile
Processing: Johannes Schedler
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