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Observatory Parameters
May 21
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12:12 01:32

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6221 Galaxy in Ara Constellation

Size: 3.5' x 2.5' Magnitude: 9.9 Also known as ESO 138-3, AM 1648-590, IRAS 16484-5908, PGC 59175
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Data Sheet

16h 52m 46s
-59º 13' 06''
SBc - Barred Spiral
69 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 6221

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“We find, therefore, under this orderly arrangement, a wonderful symmetry in the Universe, and a definite relation of harmony in the motion and magnitude of the orbs, of a kind that is not possible to obtain in any other way.” Johannes Kepler, The Harmonies of the World, 1619
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