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Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 3
Right Ascension0h 7m 17s
Declination+8° 18' 6"
Distancec.189,200,000 light years
c.58,000,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.26
Absolute: -19.54
Mean DiameterApparent: 1.0'
Actual: 55,500 light years
Hubble TypeS0 Lenticular
Optimum VisibilityOctober
NotesNGC 3 is part of a small field of faint galaxies grouped in central Pisces. Lenticular in form, the galaxy is estimated to lie more than two hundred million light years from the Milky Way, and is approximately half the Milky Way's diameter.

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