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Galaxy NGC 2856

Galaxy in Ursa Major constellation (The Great Bear). Also known as Arp 285, CGCG 238-47, IRAS 09208+4927, KUG 0920+494B, MCG 8-17-93, PGC 26648, UGC 4997.
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Data Sheet

1.1' x 30''
9h 24m 16s
49º 14' 57''
0.0088
13.20
12.40
Sbc - Barred Spiral
121 M light years

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Mid March

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