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Oct 18
Ashburn
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06:01 18:14
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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6902 Galaxy in Sagittarius Constellation

Size: 5.6' x 3.9' Magnitude: 10.9 Also known as IC 4948, ESO 285-8, AM 2021-434, MCG -7-42-2, PGC 64632
Credit: NGC/IC Project

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6902 as seen from Ashburn
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Data Sheet

22.9
20h 24m 27s
-43º 39' 11''
0.0093
SBa - Barred Spiral
129 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 6902

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