The galaxy M 74

Image of M 74
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , M 74 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:36 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 44° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:32, 64° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:33, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name M 74
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
NGC 628
Magnitude:9.46 (V) [2]
10.00 (B) [2]
7.63 (J) [2]
7.04 (H) [2]
6.85 (K) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.54
Hubble type:Sc
Right ascension:01h36m [2]
Declination:+15°47' [2]
Distance:10.7 kpc
35.0 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.69




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