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Caldwell Catalog

Caldwell C38 - Needle Galaxy

Caldwell object C38 also known as the Needle Galaxy is a spiral galaxy located within the constellation Coma Berenices. Caldwell C38 is best viewed during Spring, is magnitude 9.6*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 9.6 in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Needle Galaxy
      1. Type:
      2. spiral galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 4565
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9.6
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 16 x 3'
      1. RA:
      2. 12 36.3
      1. Dec:
      2. +25 59'
      1. Season:
      2. Spring


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

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