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NGC 3256

NGC 3256 is a peculiar galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 100 Million LY light years away in the constellation of Vela.

It is also referred to as NGC(3256) 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 Peculiar Galaxy's location is 10:27:51.3 (R.A.) and -43:54:13 (Dec.). The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameNGC 3256
TypePeculiar Galaxy
NGC Id3256
Right Ascension10:27:51.3
Distance (Lt.Yr)100 Million LY
Apparent Magnitude11.00000
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes

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