NGC 2366

Alt. Designations: NGC 2366
Object Type: irregular galaxy
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: 12 mly
Right Ascension: 07h 28m 54.8s
Declination: +69° 12´ 58"
Visual Magnitude: 10.9
Apparent Dimension: 8.1´ X 3.0´
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 2366 is a strange, much ignored, dwarf galaxy, in the M81 group. It is located in the constellation of Camelopardalis. It is a pair of galaxies. The tiny one is NGC 2363. Both are about 10 million light years away so in our back yard. Massive star formation is going on in both galaxies. Two huge star clusters have formed in the star forming region of NGC 2366.