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name: ngc 6240
typ (catalog): other (ngc)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 16 h 52 m 58.9 s dec: 2 ° 24 ' 3 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 16.88278 dec: 2.40083 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
400.00 million lightyears convert this
brightness (visible):
12.80 mag
7339.000 km/s
ophiuchus (oph) symbolism: the serpent bearer
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
extra text: is a nearby ultraluminous infrared galaxy
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: faint galaxy or comet
visible: not confirmed yet