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Messier 74: Phantom Galaxy

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Messier 74 (M74), nicknamed the Phantom Galaxy, is a grand design spiral galaxy located in the constellation Pisces. The galaxy appears face-on and has an apparent magnitude of 10. It lies at an approximate distance of 30 million light years from Earth. Its designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 628.
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