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Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA Acknowledgement: Det58
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASAAcknowledgements: G. Chapdelaine, L. Limatola, and R. Gendler. 
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Galaxy M 61

Galaxy in Virgo constellation (The Maiden). Also known as NGC 4303, CGCG 42-45, IRAS 12194+0444, MCG 1-32-22, PGC 40001, UGC 7420, VCC 508.
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6.5' x 5.9'
9.7
13.5
12h 21m 54s
4º 28' 22''
0.0052
SBbc
72 M light years

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