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Galaxy NGC 6740

Galaxy in Lyra constellation (The Lyre). Also known as IRAS 18587+2841, MCG 5-45-1, PGC 62675, UGC 11388.
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Data Sheet

54'' x 48''
19h 00m 50s
28º 46' 15''
0.0145
13.90
13.30
Sb - Spiral
200 M light years

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Maximum elevation at 14:17 hours

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Best period for observing at
Mid August

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