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Nov 21
Ashburn
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
09:31 19:32

Spiral Galaxy NGC 981 Galaxy in Cetus Constellation

Size: 1' x 36'' Magnitude: 13.9 Also known as IRAS 02305-1111, KUG 0230-111, MCG -2-7-30, PGC 9710
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Data Sheet

22.0
2h 32m 59s
-10º 58' 24''
0.0151
Sc - Spiral
209 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 981

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