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NGC 5815

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 5815
Right Ascension15h 0m 29s
Declination-16° 50' 4"
Distancec.131,800,000 light years
c.40,400,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +14.3
Absolute: -18.7
Mean DiameterApparent: 0.8'
Actual: c.30,000 light years
Hubble TypeSb Spiral Galaxy
Optimum VisibilityMay
NotesA comparatively small spiral galaxy that lies more than 130 million light years from the Milky Way, forming part of a small group of galaxies that lie eastward of the star Zubenelgenubi in the skies of Earth.

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