NGC2523, Arp9, is barred spiral galaxy seen
in the direction of the Constellation Camelopardalis at an
approximate distance of 150 Million Light-Years. It has a strong
inner ring just enclosing the bar which is devoid of any
star-forming activity. NGC2523 is classified as an SB(r)bc
galaxy, and is approximately 130,000 Light-Years in diameter. It
was discovered in 1885 by Edward Swift. NGC2523B is the edge-on
sprial galaxy seen to the right in this image.