NGC 2537

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NGC 2537
NGC 2537 I FUV g2006.jpeg
An ultraviolet image of NGC 2537 taken with GALEX.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension8h 13m 14.6s[1]
Declination+45° 59′ 23″[1]
Redshift431 ± 1 km/s[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)12.3[1]
Apparent size (V)1′.7 × 1′.5[1]
Other designations
UGC 4274,[1] PGC 23040,[1] Arp 6[1]

NGC 2537 is a blue compact dwarf galaxy in the constellation Lynx, located around 3 degrees NNW of 31 Lyncis.[2] This is Arp 6 or Mrk 86. It belongs to the iE class of Blue Compact Dwarf (BCD) classification, which is described as galactic spectra with an underlying smooth elliptical Low Surface Brightness component with a superimposed "knotted" star formation component (Gil de Paz et al., 2000, Page 378 Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 145).

It was long thought to be possibly interacting with IC 2233. However, this is now considered highly unlikely as radio observations with the Very Large Array showed the two galaxies lie at different distances.[3]

NGC 2537 in color-composite


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 2537. Retrieved 2007-04-01.
  2. ^ Plotner, Tammy (2007). The Night Sky Companion: A Yearly Guide to Sky-Watching 2008-2009. New York, New York: Springer Science. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-387-71609-1.
  3. ^ Matthews, Lynn D.; Uson, Juan M. (2008). "H I Imaging Observations of Superthin Galaxies. II. IC 2233 and the Blue Compact Dwarf NGC 2537". The Astronomical Journal. 135 (1): 291–318. arXiv:0709.4249. Bibcode:2008AJ....135..291M. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/135/1/291. S2CID 15329889.

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Coordinates: Sky map 08h 13m 14.6s, +45° 59′ 23″