Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Pavo (Pav)  ·  Contains:  IC 4820  ·  IC 4823  ·  NGC 6744
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NGC 6744

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NGC 6744

Acquisition details

April 1, 2020 ·  April 2, 2020
Chroma Technology Chroma Blue: 30×300(2h 30′) -20°C bin 1×1
Chroma Technology Chroma Green: 15×300(1h 15′) -20°C bin 1×1
Chroma Technology Chroma R: 15×300(1h 15′) -20°C bin 1×1
Chroma L: 64×300(5h 20′) -20°C bin 1×1
10h 20′
Avg. Moon age:
7.97 days
Avg. Moon phase:
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
Mean FWHM:

RA center: 19h09m45s.510

DEC center: -63°5115.17

Pixel scale: 0.732 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.455 degrees

Field radius: 0.581 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4040x4040

File size: 23.2 MB

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce


Here is our third image, we are not really satisfied because the layers Ha and OIII that we acquired are not strong enough to be integrated and it lacks precision, nevertheless we still decide to present it to you

NGC 6744 : Beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6744 about is nearly 175,000 light-years across, larger than our own Milky Way. It lies some 30 million light-years distant in the southern constellation Pavo and appears as only a faint, extended object in small telescopes. We see the disk of the nearby island universe tilted towards our line of sight. This galaxy portrait covers an area about the angular size of the full moon. In it, the giant galaxy's elongated yellowish core is dominated by the light from old, cool stars. Beyond the core, grand spiral arms are filled with young blue star clusters and speckled with pinkish star forming regions. An extended arm sweeps past a smaller satellite galaxy at the upper left. NGC 6744's galactic companion is reminiscent of the Milky Way's satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud.

We can also see 2 pairs of galaxies interacting; IC 4820 at the top of the image and IC 4823 at the bottom left of the galaxy. Other small ones are spotted in the field, ESO 104.38, ESO 104-42, ESO 104-42, LEDA 327024


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 6744,