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Observatory Parameters
Nov 21
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
09:31 19:32

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 3956 Galaxy in Crater Constellation

Size: 3.3' x 1' Magnitude: 12.0 Also known as ESO 572-13, IRAS 11514-2017, MCG -3-30-16, PGC 37325, UGCA 251
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 3956 as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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Data Sheet

21.9
11h 54m 00s
-20º 34' 00''
0.0055
SBc - Barred Spiral
76 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 3956

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