Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Pavo (Pav)  ·  Contains:  IC 4823  ·  NGC 6744  ·  NGC6744
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NGC 6744—The Milky Way Mimic, 


            Russ Carpenter
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NGC 6744—The Milky Way Mimic

Technical card

Dates:Oct. 22, 2019

Frames: 15x600"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.09%

Astrometry.net job: 3659610

RA center: 19h 9' 50"

DEC center: -63° 51' 30"

Pixel scale: 0.964 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.821 degrees

Field radius: 0.384 degrees

Resolution: 2009x2050

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: ChileScope


This is a complete reprocessing of some old data. NGC 6722 is known as the Mimic Galaxy because it so closely resembles our understanding of our own galaxy the Milky Way: spiral arms wrapped around an elongated nucleus, with a satellite galaxy that might resemble the Magellanic Clouds.

NGC 7644 is one of the closest and largest spiral galaxies. It is almost twice the diameter of the Milky Way.

Tech Notes for ASA 500/3.6:
ASA Newtonian, 500 mm aperture, 1900mm focal length, F3.6
FLI Proline 16803, 9 mm pixel, 4096 X 4096
ASA DDM85 equatorial mount
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NGC 6744—The Milky Way Mimic, 


            Russ Carpenter