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Galaxy NGC 772

The giant spiral galaxy has an elliptc dwarf of the type E3 as companion. This deforms one of the spirals' arms. In the year 2003 in NGC 772 two Supernovae were discovered within only three weeks.

Constellation: Aries
Distance: 130 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 10.3
Diameter: 250 000 light-years
Type: Sb

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08/22/2006

    NGC 772
Photo: ESO Online Digitized Sky Survey

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