ngc 300 spiral galaxy in sculptor

ngc 300 spiral galaxy sculptor

ngc 300 spiral galaxy core sculptor

NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It is the brightest of the five main spirals in the direction of the sculptor group.[2] It is inclined at an angle of 42? when viewed from earth and shares many characteristics of the Triangulum Galaxy.[4]

Nearby galaxies and group information

NGC 300 and the irregular galaxy NGC 55 have traditionally been identified as members of the Sculptor Group, a nearby group of galaxies in the constellation of the same name. However, recent distance measurements indicate that the two galaxies actually lie in the foreground.[5] It is likely that NGC 300 and NGC 55 form a gravitationally bound pair.[6]