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Observatory Parameters
Jan 21
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:02 21:49

Galaxy NGC 987 Galaxy in Triangulum Constellation

Size: 1.6' x 1.1' Magnitude: 12.4 Also known as CGCG 505-23, IRAS 02338+3306, MCG 5-7-21, Mrk 1180, PGC 9911, UGC 2093
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Galaxy NGC 987 as seen from Ashburn
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Data Sheet

2h 36m 49s
33º 19' 37''
SB0-a -
208 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 987

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