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New Moon: Oct 12 (Monday)

Full Moon: Oct 27 (Tuesday)

Galaxy NGC 297

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Galaxy in constellation Cetus (The Whale).
NGC 297
#1 — Credit: NGC/IC Project

Data sheet

18'' x 12''
0h 55m 00s
-7º 20' 59''

Hourly altitude

Maximum altitude: 43.6 degrees at 01:14 hours

Monthly altitude

Best period for observing at

Mid October

Nearby Galaxies

NGC 298 Magnitude 13.5 Size 1.7' NGC 293 Magnitude 14.7 Size 1.1' NGC 275 Magnitude 12.5 Size 1.5' NGC 274 Magnitude 11.8 Size 1.9' NGC 273 Magnitude 12.9 Size 2.1' NGC 337 Magnitude 11.6 Size 3' NGC 291 Magnitude 14.5 Size 1.1' NGC 340 Magnitude 14.0 Size 54'' NGC 277 Magnitude 13.4 Size 1.4' NGC 342 Magnitude 14.5 Size 48''

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