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Jan 21
Ashburn
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:02 21:49

Elliptical Galaxy NGC 4240 Galaxy in Virgo Constellation

Size: 1.3' x 1.2' Magnitude: 12.3 Also known as NGC 4243, MCG -2-31-29, PGC 39411
Credit: NGC/IC Project
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Data Sheet

21.4
12h 17m 24s
-9º 57' 06''
0.0066
E1 - Elliptical
91 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 4240

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