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NGC 2775

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC48
NGC/IC NumberNGC 2775
Right Ascension9h 10m 20s
Declination+7° 2' 17"
Distancec.66,900,000 light years
c.20,500,000 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +10.2
Absolute: -21.3
Mean DiameterApparent: 4.2'
Actual: 79,000 light years
Hubble TypeSab Spiral
Optimum VisibilityFebruary / March
NotesA spiral galaxy in southern Cancer with a broad nuclear region and a ring of discontinous spiral arms. C48 is connected by a stream of hydrogen to the much smaller galaxy NGC 2777 that lies to the northwest, as seen from Earth.

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