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Caldwell Catalog

Caldwell C72 - Whale galaxy

Caldwell object C72 also known as the Whale galaxy is a galaxy located within the constellation Sculptor. Caldwell C72 is best viewed during Fall, is magnitude 7.9*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 7.9 in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Whale galaxy
      1. Type:
      2. galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 55
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 7.9
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 32 x 6'
      1. RA:
      2. 00 14.9
      1. Dec:
      2. -39 11'
      1. Season:
      2. Fall


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

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