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NGC 278

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Compact isolated face on spiral galaxy located in Cassiopeia. The galaxy is undergoing a burst of star formation in an inner ring but it does not extend out to the outer parts of the galaxy. It is thought to have been caused by a recent merger with a smaller galaxy.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Cassiopeia
  • Right Ascension: 00h 52m 04.3s
  • Declination: +47° 33′ 02″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 39 million
  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
  • Magnitude: 11.5
  • Galaxy Type: SABb
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