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NGC 3603 Facts

NGC 3603 is a nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 20,000 Ly light years away in the constellation of Carina.

It is also referred to as NGC(3603) 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. NGC 3603 was discovered in 1834 by John Herschel.

The Nebula's location is 11:15:23 (R.A.) and -61:15:00 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 9.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 12.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameNGC 3603
NGC Id3603
Right Ascension11:15:23
Distance (Lt.Yr)20,000 Ly
Apparent Dimension12.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1834
DiscovererJohn Herschel

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