NGC 2775

Alt. Designations: NGC 2775
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Cancer
Distance: 55.5 mly
Right Ascension: 09h 10m 20.1s
Declination: +07° 02´ 14"
Visual Magnitude: 10.4
Apparent Dimension: 4.3´ X 3.3´
Best Month To View: Jan

NGC 2775 (also known as Caldwell 48) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Cancer. This galaxy has a bulge and multiple spiral arms, on which few HII regions can be detected, implying recent star formation. NGC 2775 is the most prominent galaxy in a small galaxy group known as NGC 2775 group, part of the Virgo Supercluster, along with our own Local Group. Other members of the NGC 2775 group include NGC 2777 and UGC 4781