NGC 2775

NGC 2775

NGC 2775
Image derived from Hubble Space Telescope.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Cancer
Right ascension 9h 10m 20.1s[1]
Declination +07° 02′ 16.6″[1]
Redshift 1354 ± 5 km/s[1]
Distance 55,5 MLy (17 Kpc)
Type SA(r)ab[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 4′.3 × 3′.3[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 11.03[1]
Other designations
UGC 4820, PGC 25861,[1] Caldwell 48

NGC 2775 (also known as Caldwell 48) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Cancer. This galaxy has a bulge and multiple spiral arms, on which few HII regions can be detected, implying recent star formation. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1783.

NGC 2775 is the most prominent galaxy in a small galaxy group known as NGC 2775 group, part of the Virgo Supercluster, along with our own Local Group. Other members of the NGC 2775 group include NGC 2777 and UGC 4781.[2]

SN1993z is the only supernova known to have occurred in NGC 2775 and was a Type Ia with a peak magnitude of 13.9.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 2775. Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  2. ^ "A List of Nearby Galaxy Groups". Atlas of the Universe. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  3. ^ "List of Supernovae". IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 

External links

  • NGC 2775 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images