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GR 8
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GR8 (Gibson Reaves 8), galaxy in Virgo
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Virgo
Right ascension 12h 58m 40.4s
Declination ±14° 13′ 03″
Type ImV, dwarf galaxy
Apparent magnitude (V) 14.7
Notable features With a lot of gas and one of the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way
Other designations
Gibson Reaves 8, PGC 44491, UGC 8091, DDO 155, GR8
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

GR 8, or UGC 8091, is a gas-rich dwarf galaxy. The NED database gives the distance between this galaxy and the Earth as about 7.9 million light years. Although near the Milky Way, it is not decided whether it is a member of the Local Group.

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