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Caldwell 7 Facts

Caldwell 7 is an intermediate spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 8 MLy light years away in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

It is also referred to as NGC(2403) 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. Caldwell 7 was discovered in 1788 by Sir William Herschel.

The Intermediate Spiral Galaxy's location is 7:36:51.4 (R.A.) and 65:36:09 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 8.90 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameCaldwell 7
TypeIntermediate Spiral Galaxy
NGC Id2403
Right Ascension7:36:51.4
Distance (Lt.Yr)8 MLy
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.90
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1788
DiscovererSir William Herschel

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