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Observatory Parameters
Jan 21
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:02 21:49

Galaxy NGC 6509 Galaxy in Ophiuchus Constellation

Size: 1.6' x 1.2' Magnitude: 12.5 Also known as CGCG 56-6, IRAS 17569+0617, MCG 1-46-2, PGC 61230, UGC 11075
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Galaxy NGC 6509 as seen from Ashburn
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Data Sheet

17h 59m 25s
6º 17' 14''
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83 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 6509

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