Posted by azstarman01
on Thursday, December 3, 2020
This is an image of NGC 6744. It is a spiral galaxy about 30 million light years away in the constellation Pavo. It is thought to be 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). This image represents almost 50 hours of combined Ha and LRGB exposures taken in Australia and Chile in 2018 and 2020, respectively.

Telescope: Planewave CDK-17
Camera: SBIG STLX11002 with AOX
Mount: Paramount ME II
Luminance: 43x20 minutes (binned 1x1)
HA: 12x30 minutes (binned 1x1)
HA: 15x20 minutes (binned 2x2)
Red: 30x20 minutes (binned 1x1)
Green: 30x20 minutes (binned 1x1)
Blue: 29x20 minutes (binned 1x1)
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