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NGC 247

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC62
NGC/IC NumberNGC 247
Right Ascension0h 47m 9s
Declination-20° 45' 37"
Distancec.10,926,500 light years
c.3,350,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.1
Absolute: -18.8
Mean DiameterApparent: 19.7'
Actual: c.69,400 light years
Hubble TypeSABc Intermediate Spiral
Optimum VisibilityOctober
NoteA diffuse and asymmetrical spiral galaxy, the spiral pattern of C62 is rather indistinct. The galaxy forms a part of the Sculptor Group, and is gravitationally bound to the more massive Sculptor Galaxy (C66 or NGC 253) which lies nearby to the south, as seen from Earth.


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