NGC2775

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. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1783. 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. This exposure is 12.5 hours of several nights beginning March 22, 2011 and ending March 26. If you click on the image for a larger view you will see many small galaxies sprinkled throughout the field. 


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