Zooming in on the spiral galaxy NGC 6744

This sequence starts with a view of the southern part of the Milky Way. As we zoom in we can first see the globular star cluster NGC 6752 and then the spiral galaxy NGC 6744, lying about 30 million light-years from us in the constellation of Pavo (The Peacock). We also catch a glimpse of the small irregular galaxy NGC 6744A, which lies close to NGC 6744. The final detailed view shows a new image of NGC 6744 from the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile.


ESO/S. Brunier and Digitized Sky Survey 2
Music: John Dyson (from the album Moonwind)

About the Video

Release date:1 June 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1118
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:NGC 6744
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Type : Spiral



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