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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It is a barred spiral and the brightest member of the Sculptor group of galaxies: the nearest group to our own Local Group.
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.
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. Note its ill-defined core and arms, a prominent foreground star on its southern tip, and a dark "void" near its northern edge caused by a low rate of star formation.