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Observatory Parameters
Jan 24
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
First Quarter
11:36 00:00

Galaxy NGC 972 Galaxy in Aries Constellation

Size: 3.3' x 1.6' Magnitude: 11.4 Also known as CGCG 505-12, IRAS 02312+2905, KUG 0231+290, MCG 5-7-10, PGC 9788, UGC 2045
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Galaxy NGC 972 as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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Data Sheet

2h 34m 13s
29º 18' 37''
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71 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 972

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