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Observatory Parameters
Apr 21
Lat. 39.1, Lon. -77.6
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
11:05 01:00

Galaxy NGC 5972 Galaxy in Serpens Constellation

Size: 1' x 42'' Magnitude: 13.6 Also known as CGCG 107-18, MCG 3-40-16, PGC 55684, UGC 9946
Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Keel (University of Alabama, USA)
Credit: NASA, ESA, Galaxy Zoo Team and W. Keel (University of Alabama, USA)

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Galaxy NGC 5972 as seen from Lat. 39.1, Lon. -77.6
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Data Sheet

15h 38m 54s
17º 01' 34''
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410 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 5972

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