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NGC 1701

NGC 1701 (also ESO 422-11, MCG -05-12-010, IRAS 4539-2957 and PGC 16352) is a magnitude +12.8 spiral galaxy located 266 19 million light-years away in the constellation Caelum.
The galaxy is close to the magnitude +10.66 star TYC 6472-1456-1

The galaxy was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel using a 47.5 cm (18.7 inch) f/13 speculum reflecting telescope at Feldhausen, Claremont, Cape Town on the 6th November 1834.

Right Ascension 04h 55m 51.2s, Declination -29 53' 01"

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