|NGC 2775: Spiral Galaxy (Cancer) RA: 09h 10.3m / DEC: +07° 02'.3|
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder
NGC 2775 is tucked away in the southeast corner of Cancer, the Crab, near Leo and Hydra. You'll find this celestial gem about 4 degrees northeast of 3.1 magnitude Zeta (16) Hydrae. The sketch at left records the view in my 10-inch Starfinder equatorial at 129X. This 10.1 magnitude galaxy, offset south of center, is the largest and brightest of three galaxies in the field. An Sa-type spiral, NGC 2775 covers an area of about 3'x2'.5 and features a stellar core region. Its relatively high 20.7 magnitude per square arc second surface brightness makes this a great target for small aperture under dark skies. Visible 11'.5 to the northeast, is tiny NGC 2777. This diminutive Sab-type has a 14.2 photographic magnitude. An 11th magnitude star glimmers 2' to the north. Another faint galaxy, NGC 2773, is seen 12' northwest of NGC 2775. Even fainter than its neighbor, NGC 2773 has a 15.0 photographic magnitude. It is well framed by five 12th and 13th magnitude stars.
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