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Messier Catalog M73

M73 (NGC 6994)

Messier M73 (NGC 6994) is a asterism located in the constellation Aquarius, in the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M73 is best viewed during early spring, is magnitude 9.0*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 2.8' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. asterism
      1. NGC:
      2. 6994
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 9.0
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 2.8'
      1. RA:
      2. 20h 59.0m
      1. Dec:
      2. -12 3'
      1. Season:
      2. early spring
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Orion Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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