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NGC 1705

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 1705
Right Ascension4h 54m 13s
Declination-53° 21' 39"
Distancec.17,400,000 light years
c.5,300,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +12.39
Absolute: -16.2
DiameterApparent: 1.9'
Actual: c.15,200 light years
Hubble TypeE-S0 Elliptical
Optimum VisibilityDecember (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesA relatively small galaxy that forms part of the loose Dorado Group in the southern skies of Earth. NGC 1705 is currently undergoing starburst, a phenomenon that results in new stars appearing within the galaxy at an accelerated rate.