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NGC 4147

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 4147
ConstellationComa Berenices
Right Ascension12h 10m 6s
Declination+18° 32' 32"
Distancec.58,700 light years
c.18,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.31
Absolute: -6.2
DiameterApparent: 10'
Actual: c.170 light years
Optimum VisibilityApril
NotesThis cluster of stars is not associated with the Milky Way's main halo of globular clusters, and appears to have been captured from another galaxy, probably the nearby Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy.


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