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Lesson Tag: Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy NGC 3893

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 3893 Spiral Galaxy 11h 48m 38s +48° 42′ 39″ Ursa Major +9.9 2.7″ x 1.4″ Overview Ursa Major is the most recognized constellation in the night sky. Coupled with the fact that it is also circumpolar for most of us, meaning it’s in the sky all …

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Galaxies NGC 147 and NGC 185

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 147 Elliptical Galaxy 00h 33m 12s +48° 30′ 32″ Cassiopeia 9.6 9.4 x 5.4 arcmins NGC 185 Elliptical Galaxy 00h 38m 58s +48° 20′ 15″ Cassiopeia 9.2 12.9 x 10.8 arcmins Overview These two galaxies are companions of the famous Andromeda Galaxy (M31). They, along with …

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Barred Spiral Galaxy (M109)

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M109 Barred Spiral Galaxy 11h 57m 36s +53° 22′ 28″ Ursa Major +9.6 8.1×5.6 arcmins Overview Ursa Major, also known as the Great Bear or the Plough – depending on where you live – is a circumpolar constellation. That means it is above the horizon all the …

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A trio of Galaxies in a Single View

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 5985 Spiral Galaxy 15h 39m 37s +59° 19′ 55″ Draco +11.1 4.0×2.0 arcmin NGC 5982 Elliptical Galaxy 15h 38m 40s +59° 21′ 21″ Draco +11.0 3.1×2.0 arcmin NGC 5981 Spiral Galaxy 15h 37m 53s +59° 23′ 32″ Draco +12.9 2.7×0.4 arcmin Overview We’re returning to Draco …

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Galaxy NGC 7814

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 7814 Spiral Galaxy 00h 03m 15s +16° 08′ 44″ Pegasus +10.5 4.4′ x 1.9′ Overview The Great Square of Pegasus is a well-known asterism and, for many, its arrival in evening skies is a sign that fall is just around the corner. Many star hops begin …

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