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NGC 276

IC 1591

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 276
Right Ascension0h 52m 51s
Declination-22° 35' 48"
Distancec.627,500,000 light years
c.192,400,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +15.8
Absolute: -20.6
Mean DiameterApparent: 1'
Actual: c.182,000 light years
Hubble TypeWeakly Barred Spiral class SAB
Optimum VisibilityOctober
NotesA barred spiral galaxy in southern Cetus, which appears at a relatively oblique angle as seen from Earth. NGC 276 has two distinct galactic arms winding round the nucleus and out into space, with the eastern arm appearing rather longer and more prominent than the western.