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NGC 6744

NGC 6744

NGC 6744 (also known as C101) is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Pavo.
It is considered one of the most Milky Way-like spiral galaxies in our immediate vicinity, with flocculent (fluffy) arms and an elongated core.
It also has at least one distorted companion galaxy (NGC 6744A) superficially similar to one of the Magellanic Clouds. (WIKI)

Imaged with the Boren-Simon 8" F2.8 POWERNEWT Astrograph.
SBIG ST8300M with FW5 filterwheel with BAADER LRGB filters
LRGB with 65 min LUM and 6 min for each color total of 83 minutes.

Imaged from Tivoli farm in Namibia June 2011

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Vitee11-Jan-2012 12:47
Wonderful capture. Excellent star colours.
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