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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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.