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IC 1052

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 1052
Right Ascension14h 45m 2s
Declination+20° 32' 45"
Distancec.469,700,000 light years
c.144,000,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.6
Absolute: -21.2
Mean DiameterApparent: 1.1'
Actual: c.150,000 light years
Hubble TypeSBc Barred Spiral
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesThis barred spiral galaxy in the southern parts of Boötes has its arms wound in a relatively open structure. Its attitude relative to the Milky Way means that is seen almost edge-on in the sky, appearing as a narrow ellipse.