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Waning Crescent

Galaxy NGC 3312

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Galaxy in constellation Hydra (The Water Snake (female)). Also known as IC 629.
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Data sheet

3.3' x 1.2'
Sb Ring
10h 37m 00s
-27º 34' 00''

Hourly altitude

Maximum altitude: 23.4 degrees at 10:45 hours

Monthly altitude

Best period for observing at

Mid March

Nearby Galaxies

NGC 3311 Magnitude 11.6 Size 3.7' NGC 3285 Magnitude 12.0 Size 2.7' NGC 3308 Magnitude 11.9 Size 1.7' NGC 3316 Magnitude 12.6 Size 1.4' NGC 3314 Magnitude 14.0 Size 1.5' NGC 3285B Magnitude 13.1 Size 1.5' NGC 3336 Magnitude 12.3 Size 2' NGC 3305 Magnitude 12.8 Size 1.1' NGC 3315 Magnitude 13.4 Size 1.1' NGC 3307 Magnitude 14.5 Size 54''

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