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NGC 2288

NGC 2288 (also MCG 6-15-11 and PGC 19714) is a magnitude +14.4 elliptical galaxy located 250 million light-years away in the constellation Gemini.

The galaxy was discovered by George Johnstone Stoney, assistant astronomer to Irish astronomer William Parsons, using a 182.88 cm (72 inch) f/8.8 speculum reflector at Birr Castle on the 22nd February 1849.

Right Ascension 06h 50m 52.0s, Declination Dec Dec +33 27' 44"

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