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

Spiral Galaxy NGC 1231 Galaxy in Eridanus Constellation

Size: 48'' x 48'' Magnitude: 14.2 Also known as MCG -3-8-74, PGC 11658
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Spiral Galaxy NGC 1231 as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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Data Sheet

3h 06m 29s
-15º 34' 09''
Sc - Spiral
109 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 1231

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