Sculptor Group


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Sculptor Group

[′skəlp·tər ‚grüp]
(astronomy)
One of the nearest groups of galaxies beyond the Local Group, consisting of about five large galaxies near the south galactic pole.
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amp;nbsp; NGC 247 is one of the man galaxies that form the Sculptor Group - a group of galaxies associated with the Sculptor galaxy NGC 253.
It is a barred spiral and the brightest member of the Sculptor group of galaxies: the nearest group to our own Local Group.
NGC 253 is the most luminous galaxy in the Sculptor Group and lies
NGC 247 is part of the Sculptor Group, the nearest collection of galaxies to the Local Group, which includes our own Milky Way.
They are part of the second nearest galaxy group (10 million light years distant), after the Sculptor group of galaxies which is around 8 million light years away.
2-magnitude Silver Coin Galaxy, NGC 253, is the brightest member of the Sculptor Group, a small cluster of galaxies lying just beyond our Local Group at a distance of roughly 10 million light-years.
Discovered by James Dunlop in August 1826, NGC 300 (also known as Caldwell 70) is a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies and lies a little more than 6 million light-years away.
NGC 247 is about 7 million light-years away and a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies, which vies with the Maffei I Group for the title of nearest aggregation to our own Local Group.
Situated 3[degrees] south-southeast of Deneb Kaitos, Beta ([beta])Ceti, this 9th-magnitude dwarf spiral is a member of the nearby Sculptor Group of galaxies.
At a distance of around 10 million light-years, the Sculptor Group is the closest collection of galaxies to our own Local Group.
It is the brightest member of a small cluster of galaxies known as the Sculptor Group.
Excluding members of the Local Group of galaxies and the nearby Sculptor Group and limiting the selection to galaxies brighter than about magnitude 12 1/2 and to those residing in the slice of sky between [22.