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Observatory Parameters
May 27
Ashburn
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Gibbous
18:35 04:54

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6209 Galaxy in Apus Constellation

Size: 2' x 1.6' Magnitude: 11.8 Also known as ESO 43-8, AM 1649-723, IRAS 16489-7230, PGC 59252
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Data Sheet

21.7
16h 54m 57s
-72º 35' 12''
0.0196
Sbc - Barred Spiral
269 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 6209

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