NGC 6744


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Warren Keller
NGC 6744
Galaxy
CTIO, Chile
02-21-2015
Description

NGC 6744 in Pavo likely resembles our Milky Way and is one of its closest neighbors. At 30,000,000 light years distance, it is approximately twice the diameter of our own galaxy.  Its flocculent (fluffy) arms are rife with pink HII star forming knots.  This data set, from 2014, is the second I have processed from the SSRO archive.  I dedicate this work to Tammy Plotner, who passed away at much too young an age.  She was a great freind to astronomy, and a supporter of mine.  May you go the the imperishable stars!

Technical Details
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Processed from SSRO Archived Data
Camera:
Apogee U9
Telescope:
RCOS Carbon Truss 16 inch f/11.3 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Planewave 200HR
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