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Observatory Parameters
Jan 20
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
09:31 20:49

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1242 Galaxy in Eridanus Constellation

Size: 1.2' x 36'' Magnitude: 13.7 Also known as Arp 304, MCG -2-9-12, PGC 11892, V V 334
Credit: NGC/IC Project
Uploaded by tedelaney2009 TX, United States
Size: 3,358 × 2,536 px
Visual Field: 0.2º

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1242 as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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Data Sheet

22.0
3h 11m 19s
-8º 54' 10''
0.0134
SBc - Barred Spiral
184 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 1242

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