NGC 6744 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. A supernova was discovered in the galaxy in 2005.
Spiral Galaxy NGC 6744 as seen at SALT
- NGC 6744 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
- NGC 6744, a Milky Way-like spiral galaxy
- NGC 6744 (Pav)
- June 4, 2010 – A Sibling of the Milky Way (Wise image of NGC 6744)
- A spiral galaxy that resembles our Milky Way (1 June 2011)
- Merrifield, Michael. "NGC 6744 The Milky Way's Twin". Sixty Symbols. Brady Haran for the University of Nottingham.