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NGC 6744

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC101
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6744
Right Ascension19h 9m 46s
Declination-63° 51' 27"
Distancec.30,000,000 light years
c.9,100,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +8.3
Mean DiameterApparent: 15.7'
Actual: c.135,000 light years
Hubble TypeSbc Spiral
Optimum VisibilityJuly (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesA spiral galaxy that lies within the Saucepan formation in Pavo. C101 is oriented so that its spiral structure is clearly visible, and it shows several features comparable with the Milky Way Galaxy. One of its spiral arms extends out from the main pattern, probably due to the gravitational influence of a small satellite galaxy.

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