The Box (Galaxy)

Image of Box
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Box is visible all night. It will become visible around 20:26 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 46° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:54, 76° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:09, 27° above your western horizon.

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Name Box
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
NGC 4169
HCG 61
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Magnitude:12.34 (V) [2]
12.90 (B) [2]
10.06 (J) [2]
9.39 (H) [2]
9.08 (K) [2]
9.90 (R) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.56
Hubble type:S0
Right ascension:12h12m [2]
Declination:+29°10' [2]
Distance:55.6 Mpc
181.4 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-23.83




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