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Observatory Parameters
Jan 18
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
08:22 18:53

Spiral Galaxy NGC 4940 Galaxy in Centaurus Constellation

Size: 1' x 1' Magnitude: 12.3 Also known as ESO 269-42, IRAS 13021-4658, PGC 45235
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Spiral Galaxy NGC 4940 as seen from Ashburn
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Data Sheet

13h 05m 00s
-47º 14' 13''
Sa - Spiral
234 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 4940

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