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NGC 3481

Proper NamesNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 3481
Right Ascension11h 0m 14s
Declination-7° 37' 43"
Distancec.105,700,000 light years
c.32,400,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +13.8
Absolute: -18.8
Mean DiameterApparent: 0.9'
Actual: c.28,000 light years
Hubble TypeSpiral class Sa
Optimum VisibilityMarch
NotesA faint and distant spiral galaxy in Crater, near that constellations's northern border with Leo. It is classified as Sab, indicating that it possesses a prominent central bulge with no evident bar and relatively tightly wound spiral arms.