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Whirlpool Galaxy

The large spiral galaxy M 51 has an irregular companion by the name NGC 5195.

Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: 23 million light-years
Visual magnitude: 8.4
Number of Stars: 160 billion
Diameter: 100 000 light-years
Type: Sc

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