NGC 2782

Alt. Designations: NGC 2782, ARP 215
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Lynx
Distance: 117 mly
Right Ascension: 09h 14m 05.0s
Declination: +40° 06´ 49"
Visual Magnitude: 11.4
Apparent Dimension: 3.7´ X 2.4´
Best Month To View: Jan

Arp 215, NGC 2782, is thought to be the result of two galaxies that have almost merged. The core is still elongated and appears double at some wavelengths. The debris of the merger hasn't yet merged with the resulting galaxy but likely will. The galaxy is about 125 million light-years distant.