Pavo Group.

Pavo Group.

An interesting and distant group of galaxies in Pavo.

NGC 6876 the brightest elliptical galaxy (2 o’clock from centre) is the brightest galaxy in the group.

NGC 6872 is the barred spiral galaxy (centre) one of the most elongated spirals, measuring over 500,000 light years, 5 times the size of the Milky Way. It and tiny interacting galaxy IC 4970 are about 300 MLY distant.

F.O.V.   40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion Optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   15 x 600 sec.   July 2019.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.