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Observatory Parameters
Apr 21
Leesburg
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
11:05 01:00

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6008 Galaxy in Serpens Constellation

Size: 1.4' x 1.3' Magnitude: 12.9 Also known as NGC 6008A, CGCG 136-110, IRAS 15507+2114, MCG 4-37-52, PGC 56289, UGC 10076
Credit: NGC/IC Project
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Data Sheet

22.2
15h 52m 55s
21º 06' 03''
0.0162
SBb - Barred Spiral
224 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 6008

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