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Observatory Parameters
Jan 17
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
New Moon
07:43 17:57

Spiral Galaxy NGC 6978 Galaxy in Aquarius Constellation

Size: 1.5' x 42'' Magnitude: 13.3 Also known as HCG 88A, IRAS 20499-0554, MCG -1-53-17, PGC 65631
Credit: NGC/IC Project
Uploaded by Josef
Size: 1,350 × 1,012 px

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Spiral Galaxy NGC 6978 as seen from Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
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Data Sheet

20h 52m 35s
-5º 42' 39''
Sb - Spiral
277 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 6978

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