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# M51
NGC 5194
Type Galaxy
Distance [1] 37,000,000 Lyr
Right Ascension [2] 13h 29m 52.7s
Declanation [2] +47° 11' 43"
Apparent Magnitude 8.40
Size [4] 11.2 × 6.9
Constellation Canes Venatici

[1] Lyr: Lightyear,
[2] Epoch: Jan 1, 2000
[3] Gyr: Gigayear, A billion (10^9) years/ Myr: A Million years (10^6)
[4] Minutes2/ Arc Minutes

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