The galaxy M 61

Image of M 61
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , M 61 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 20:41 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 38° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:15, 52° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:35, when it sinks to 21° above your western horizon.

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Name M 61
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
NGC 4303
Magnitude:12.99 (V)[1]
13.40 (B)[1]
11.94 (H)[1]
11.20 (K)[1]
12.14 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.41
Hubble type:Sc
Right Ascension:12h22m [1]
Declination:+04°33' [1]
Distance:16.5 Mpc
53.7 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-18.09




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