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Contains:  NGC 6744
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NGC6744

Technical card

Resolution: 1707x1292

Dates:June 3, 2019

Frames: 137x180"

Integration: 6.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.01%

Astrometry.net job: 2905954

RA center: 287.415 degrees

DEC center: -63.855 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.176 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.776 degrees

Field radius: 0.350 degrees

Locations: deepskysafaris.com Rooisand, Windhoek, Namibia

Data source: Traveller

Description

The great Pavo galaxy is located far from the Virgo cluster, but counts as part of the Virgo supercluster. The distance is about 30 Mio. and diameter about 150.000 lightyears. There is a small bar at center, but wide and delicate spiral arms are the hallmark - classification is SAB. While it is quite bright (visual magnitude 8.3) that light is spread out on an area of about 18x10arcmin, so its not too easy to detect in a telescope.

LRGB with a 10" f/4 Newtonian and ASI1600MMP with Astronomik Deepsky filters

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