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NGC 772

Proper NameNone
Messier NumberNone
NGC/IC NumberNGC 772
Right Ascension1h 59m 20s
Declination+19° 0' 27"
Distancec.117,400,000 light years
c.36,000,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +9.8
Absolute: -22.9
DiameterApparent: 4.6'
Actual: c.155,100 light years
Hubble TypeSb Spiral
Optimum VisibilityOctober / November

The bright object to the south of spiral NGC 772 is the dwarf elliptical galaxy NGC 770, a small satellite galaxy of NGC 772 whose gravitational interaction is responsible for the deformed shape of the main galaxy's spiral structure. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas