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IC 10

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 10
Right Ascension0h 21m 17s
Declination+59° 22' 43"
Distancec.2,900,000 light years
c.900,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +11.8
Absolute: -13.0
DiameterApparent: 6.8'
Actual: c.6,000 light years (long axis)
Hubble TypedIrr Dwarf Irregular
Optimum VisibilityOctober (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesA dwarf starburst galaxy, comparatively close to the Milky Way and forming a part of the Local Group of galaxies


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