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Galaxy NGC 540

Galaxy in Cetus constellation (The Whale). Also known as ESO 542-12, NPM1G -20.0055, PGC 5410.
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Data Sheet

54'' x 24''
1h 27m 08s
-20º 02' 12''
0.0337
14.50
13.30
SB0 - Barred Lenticular
464 M light years

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Mid November

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