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Observatory Parameters
Jan 17
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
New Moon
07:43 17:57

Galaxy NGC 3253 Galaxy in Leo Constellation

Size: 1.2' x 1.1' Magnitude: 13.6 Also known as CGCG 65-43, IRAS 10257+1257, MCG 2-27-21, PGC 30829, UGC 5674
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Galaxy NGC 3253 as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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Data Sheet

10h 28m 27s
12º 42' 14''
SBbc -
445 M light years
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