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. It is inclined at an angle of 42? when viewed from earth and shares many characteristics of the Triangulum Galaxy.
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. It is likely that NGC 300 and NGC 55 form a gravitationally bound pair.