NGC 2798

Alt. Designations: NGC 2798
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Lynx
Right Ascension: 09h 17m 22.9s
Declination: +42° 00´ 00"
Visual Magnitude: 12
Apparent Dimension: 2.8´ X 0.9´
Best Month To View: Jan

This barred spiral galaxy forms an interacting pair with NGC 2799. The gravitational interaction may be responsible for the strong burst of star formation present in the nucleus of the galaxy.