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Observatory Parameters
Nov 22
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
10:18 20:21

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
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Size: 1,350 × 1,012 px

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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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