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NGC 3021 Facts

NGC 3021 is a spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 100 Million Ly light years away in the constellation of Leo Minor.

It is also referred to as NGC(3021) 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 Spiral Galaxy's location is 09:50:59.06 (R.A.) and 33:33:5.35 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 10.88 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

This galaxy contains a number of Cepheid Variable stars, ones that can be used to calculate distances. An example of Cepheid Variable Star is Polaris, which is in our galaxy not that one.

Fact File


NameNGC 3021
TypeSpiral Galaxy
NGC Id3021
ConstellationLeo Minor
Right Ascension09:50:59.06
Declination33:33:5.35
Distance (Lt.Yr)100 Million Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude10.88
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Angular Size 1.230 0.738 105 (NIR) C
Radial Velocity1600
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1513a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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