NGC 2523

Alt. Designations: ARP 9
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: 166 mly
Right Ascension: 08h 15m 00.0s
Declination: +73° 34´ 44"
Visual Magnitude: 11.8
Apparent Dimension: 2.9´ X 1.8´
Best Month To View: Dec

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.