NGC 2280

Alt. Designations: NGC 2280
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Canis Major
Distance: 75 mly
Right Ascension: 06h 44m 48.9s
Declination: -27° 38´ 20"
Visual Magnitude: 10.5
Apparent Dimension: 6.3´ X 3.0´
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 2280 is a large spiral galaxy that lies about 75 million light-years away towards the constellation of Canis Major, while it is moving away from us at approximately 1899 kilometers per second. This galaxy, that is thought to be similar in shape and size to our own Milky Way galaxy, is the dominant member of the NGC 2280 Group of galaxies.