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NGC 4236

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC3
NGC/IC NumbersNGC 4236
Right Ascension12h 16m 42s
Declination+69° 27' 45"
Distancec.11,066,700 light years
c.3,393,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.7
Absolute: -18.5
Mean DiameterApparent: 23.5'
Actual: 98,000 light years
Hubble TypeSBd Barred Spiral
Optimum VisibilityApril (Usually visible from northern latitudes)
NotesA faint galaxy with a barred spiral structure, angled so that it appears a narrow ellipse as seen from Earth. C3 (or NGC 4236) is a member of the M81 Group of galaxies, centred around M81 or Bode's Galaxy in neighbouring Ursa Major.


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