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IC 2676

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberIC 2676
Right Ascension11h 16m 19s
Declination+9° 49' 19"
Distancec.906,700,000 light years
c.278,000,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +15.2
Absolute: -22.0
DiameterApparent: 0.4'
Actual: c.106,000 light years
Hubble TypeS Spiral
Optimum VisibilityMarch / April
NotesA galaxy of generally spiral structure, IC 2676 is immensely distant, lying more than 900 million light years from the Milky Way.

IC 2676 lies among a rich field of galaxies within the constellation of Leo. Notably in this image, the lenticular IC 2680 is visible int he southeast (bottom left) corner. The bright object between the two prominent galaxies is a foreground star, eleventh-magnitude TYC 0855-0941-1 within the Milky Way Galaxy. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas