NGC 2500

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NGC 2500
NGC 2500
NGC 2500 imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension08h 01m 53.2s[1]
Declination+50° 44′ 14″[1]
Helio radial velocity514 ± 1 km/s[1]
Distance33 Mly
(10.1 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.2[1]
Apparent size (V)2′.9 × 2′.6[1]
Other designations
UGC 4165,[1] PGC 22525[1]

NGC 2500 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Lynx which was discovered by William Herschel in 1788. Much like the local group in which our own Milky Way galaxy is situated, NGC 2500 is part of NGC 2841 group of galaxies which also includes NGC 2541, NGC 2537 and NGC 2552. It has a H II nucleus[3] and exhibits a weak inner ring structure.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 2500. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  2. ^ "Distance Results for NGC 2500". NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
  3. ^ Ho, Luis C.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Sargent, Wallace L. W. (October 1997). "A Search for "Dwarf" Seyfert Nuclei. III. Spectroscopic Parameters and Properties of the Host Galaxies". Astrophysical Journal Supplement. Vol. 112. pp. 315–390. arXiv:astro-ph/9704107. Bibcode:1997ApJS..112..315H. doi:10.1086/313041.

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Coordinates: Sky map 08h 01m 53.2s, +50° 44′ 14″