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Waning Crescent

Galaxy UGC 3946

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Galaxy in constellation Canis Minor (The Little Dog).

Data sheet

1.3' x 42''
7h 37m 59s
3º 17' 59''

Hourly altitude

Maximum altitude: 54.3 degrees at 07:46 hours

Monthly altitude

Best period for observing at

Early February

Nearby Galaxies

NGC 2470 Magnitude 12.7 Size 2' NGC 2504 Magnitude 13.9 Size 30'' NGC 2485 Magnitude 12.2 Size 1.6' NGC 2494 Magnitude 13.1 Size 54'' NGC 2402 Magnitude 15.5 Size 1.2' NGC 2499 Magnitude 15.0 Size 1.1' NGC 2491 Magnitude 15.5 Size 18'' NGC 2496 Magnitude 12.9 Size 1.4' NGC 2508 Magnitude 12.7 Size 1.4' NGC 2416 Magnitude 13.4 Size 1'

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Recent articles published in 'Astronomy & Astrophysics'

Hyperfine structure of the cyanomethyl radical (CH2CN) in the L1544 prestellar core

Authors: C. Vastel, S. Yamamoto, B. Lefloch and R. Bachiller.<br />Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 582 , page L3<br />Published online: 07/10/2015<br /> Keywords: astrochemistry ; line: identification ; molecular data ; radiative transfer.
Recent articles published in 'Astronomy &amp; Astrophysics'

Detection of extragalactic argonium, ArH+, toward PKS 1830−211⋆

Authors: Holger S. P. Müller, Sébastien Muller, Peter Schilke, Edwin A. Bergin, John H. Black, Maryvonne Gerin, Dariusz C. Lis, David A. Neufeld and Sümeyye Suri.<br />Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 582 , page L4<br />Published online: 07/10/2015<br /> ...

Killer Radiation: How to Protect Martian Astronauts

In "The Martian," Mark Watney deals with a lot of dangerous situations — food and communications being a couple of them. But what if his camp got hit by a solar storm? How could he protect himself?

ExoMars Mission Will Arrive on Time, Despite Hiccup

Earlier this month, the ExoMars launch date was pushed back by a couple of months. Instead of launching in January 2016, the European mission will launch the following March — but still get to Mars at nearly the same time. How is this possible?
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Carnival of Space #426

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NASA Rocket Launch May Spawn Glowing Clouds Off US East Coast Wednesday

If all goes according to plan, a NASA rocket launch Wednesday evening (Oct. 7) will produce multicolored patches of light in the darkening sky visible to many people in the Middle Atlantic and Northeast United States.