UGC 2885

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UGC 2885
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Perseus
Right ascension 03h 53m 02.44s[1]
Declination +35° 35′ 22.1″[1]
Redshift 0.01976[1]
Distance 313 Mly
Type Sc
Apparent dimensions (V) 5'.5 × 2'.5 90[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.5 [2]
Other designations
IRAS 03497+3526, MCG+06-09-012, TC 49, Z 039.8+3527[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

UGC 2885 is a spiral galaxy located 310 million light-years away in the constellation Perseus.

Physical characteristics[edit]

UGC 2885 is a spiral galaxy with a relatively low surface brightness. The stars in its disc are gravitationally disrupted by other galaxies. The central giant nucleus is the most prominent feature of this galaxy. It is so faint that its arms can only be seen by long exposure in infrared wavelengths.

The interaction of UGC 2885 to its companion may have caused the dispersion of stars from its disc. However, UGC 2885 is still almost separated from its companion galaxy. In about a few million years they will interact each other similar to the Mice Galaxies and form a single giant elliptical galaxy.

Size[edit]

Because of tidal distruption, the stars are extended throughout its disc. Its diameter is estimated to be about 832,000 light years, making it as one of the largest known spiral galaxies.

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