NGC 2775 Galaxy in Cancer

NGC2775 is an unbarred 11.3mag bright spiral galaxy (type SA(r)ab) locatetd in the constellation of Cancer. With an apparent size of 4′.3 × 3′.3 it shows a prominent ring structure.Like our own LocalGroup it is a member of the SuperCluster in Virgo.

Its real distance amounts to about 55mio light years.The only ever observed supernova in NGC2775 occured in 1993 (type Ia).

This galaxy was first seen by William Herschel in 1783.


position (epoch2000):

RA.:    9h 10m 20.1s
Decl.: +07° 02′ 16.6″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 28x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each a total of 17.3 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB GenII filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


this picture shows 94% of the FOV of the FLI-camera:to get full resolution,cklick here


here is larger version of NGC2775:




Last modified on Sunday, 07 January 2018 12:58

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