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IC 5212

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 5212
Right Ascension22h 24m 39s
Declination-37° 56' 16"
Distancec.371,500,000 light years
c.113,900,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.7
Absolute: -20.7
Mean DiameterApparent: 1.0'
Actual: c.110,000 light years
Hubble TypeSb Spiral Galaxy
Optimum VisibilitySeptember
NotesA distant galaxy, lying nearly four hundred million light years from the Milky Way, and receding at a relative velocity of nearly 3% the speed of light. It is commonly classified as a spiral galaxy, though some sources prefer to describe it as lenticular in form.