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Bubble Galaxy Facts

Bubble Galaxy Facts Spiral Galaxy in Leo

Bubble Galaxy is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 40 Million Ly light years away in the constellation of Leo.

It is also referred to as NGC(3521) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Bubble Galaxy was discovered in 1784 by William Herschel.

The Spiral Galaxy's location is 11:05:48.76 (R.A.) and 00:02:15.30 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.00 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameBubble Galaxy
TypeSpiral Galaxy
NGC Id3521
Right Ascension11:05:48.76
Distance (Lt.Yr)40 Million Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1784
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Radial Velocity797.2
CoprightSpace Telescope

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