NGC 6744

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NGC 6744
Wide Field Imager view of a Milky Way look-alike NGC 6744.jpg
Wide Field Imager view of a Milky Way look-alike NGC 6744. Credit: ESO
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 19h 09m 46.1s[1]
Declination−63° 51′ 27″[1]
Helio radial velocity841 ± 2 km/s[1]
Distance31 ± 5.2 Mly
(9.5 ± 1.6 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)9.14[1]
TypeSAB(r)bc[1] II[citation needed]
Apparent size (V)20′.0 × 12′.9[1]
Other designations
Caldwell 101, PGC 62836
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 6744 is an intermediate spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away[2] in the constellation Pavo. It is considered as a Milky Way mimic in our immediate vicinity, displaying 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.[3] It was discovered from Parramatta in Australia by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on 30 June 1826.[4]

NGC 6744 lies within the Virgo Supercluster.[5][6]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 6744. Retrieved 2006-08-31.
  2. ^ a b "Distance Results for NGC 6744". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  3. ^ "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 6744A. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  4. ^ Seligman, Courtney. "NGC Objects: NGC 6700 - 6749". Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ^ P. Fouque; E. Gourgoulhon; P. Chamaraux; G. Paturel (1992). "Groups of galaxies within 80 Mpc. II - The catalogue of groups and group members". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement. 93: 211–233. Bibcode:1992A&AS...93..211F.
  6. ^ "Nearby Groups of Galaxies". Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  7. ^ "The Milky Way's big sister". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Hubble shows the local Universe in ultraviolet". Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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