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Description: This star cluster orbits our own galaxy, the Milky Way, making one revolution every 300 million years.
Constellation: Canes Venatici
Distance: 30 thousand light years
Apparent Size: 18.6'
Date: 5 March 2005
Equipment: 12.5" RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AO-7, MI-250
Exposure: RGB: 20-20-30 minutes