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)
Constellation Lynx
Right ascension 8h 13m 14.6s[1]
Declination +45° 59′ 23″[1]
Redshift 431 ± 1 km/s[1]
Type SB(rs)dm[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 1′.7 × 1′.5[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 12.3[1]
Other designations
UGC 4274,[1] PGC 23040,[1] Arp 6[1]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 2537 is a blue compact dwarf galaxy in the constellation Lynx. This is also known as Bear's Paw Galaxy, Arp 6, and 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).


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 2537. Retrieved 2007-04-01.

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