The galaxy NGC 688

Image of NGC 688
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , NGC 688 is visible all night. It will become visible around 19:06 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:53, 82° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:53, 33° above your western horizon.

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Name NGC 688
Object Type Galaxy
Other Names
Mrk 1009
Position
Constellation:Triangulum
Magnitude:13.30 (V) [3]
13.30 (B) [2]
11.15 (J) [2]
10.49 (H) [2]
10.25 (K) [2]
Hubble type:Sb
Right ascension:01h50m [2]
Declination:+35°17' [2]
Distance:60.3 Mpc
196.6 Mlyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-20.60

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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