With a magnitude of 10.9 and only 4.9 arc
minutes wide, the spiral galaxy NGC 2655 does not appear as
large and bright as NGC 2403, but it is still visible - just
barely - in large binoculars on a dark night. In small
telescopes it is characterized by a bright central core,
surrounded by a soft, indistinct halo. Larger telescopes reveal
faint wispy spiral arms. The galaxy is 220,000 light years in
diameter, and 71 million light years away.