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NGC 1316 Facts

NGC 1316 Facts Giant Elliptical Galaxy in Fornax

NGC 1316 is a giant elliptical galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 60 Million Ly light years away in the constellation of Fornax.

It is also referred to as NGC(1316) 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.

The Giant Elliptical Galaxy's location is 3 22 41.73 (R.A.) and -37° 12' 29.80 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 9.40 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameNGC 1316
TypeGiant Elliptical Galaxy
NGC Id1316
Right Ascension3 22 41.73
Declination-37° 12' 29.80
Distance (Lt.Yr)60 Million Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.40
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
CoprightSpace Telescope

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