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IC 463

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 463
Right Ascension7h 12m 15s
Declination+50° 5' 22"
Distancec.275,900,000 light years
c.84,600,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +15.0
Absolute: -19.6
Mean DiameterApparent: 18"
Actual: c.24,000 light years
Hubble TypeLenticular (S-type)
Optimum VisibilityJanuary (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesA distant and faint galaxy of the lenticular type, part of a small group of galaxies centred around the elliptical NGC 2340 in the constellation of Lynx.