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

Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1281 Galaxy in Perseus Constellation

Size: 54'' x 24'' Magnitude: 13.3 Also known as CGCG 540-108, MCG 7-7-67, PGC 12458
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1281 as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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Data Sheet

20.8
3h 20m 06s
41º 37' 47''
0.0143
E5 - Elliptical
198 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 1281

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