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Jan 16
Ashburn
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06:59 17:03
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Galaxy IC 4978 Galaxy in Telescopium Constellation

Size: 42'' x 18'' Magnitude: 14.6 Also known as ESO 186-18, PGC 64338

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Galaxy IC 4978 as seen from Ashburn
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Data Sheet

21.5
20h 14m 37s
-54º 25' 17''
0.0146
S -
201 M light years
Last visited objects: IC 4978

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