NGC 2503 is an isolated spiral galaxy[2] approximately 254 million light-years away[3] in the constellation Cancer.[4] The galaxy was discovered on February 17, 1865 by astronomer Albert Marth.[5][6]

NGC 2503
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Spiral galaxy NGC 2503
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCancer
Right ascension8h 00m 36.7s[1]
Declination22° 24′ 00″[1]
Redshift0.018366/5506 km/s[1]
Distance254,300,000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V)14.4 [1]
Characteristics
TypeSAB(rs)bc[1]
Size~87,630 ly (estimated)[1]
Apparent size (V)1.07 × 0.98 [1]
Other designations
CGCG 118-41, KARA 222, MCG 4-19-19, PGC 22453, UGC 4158 [1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 2503. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  2. ^ "Detailed Object Classifications". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  3. ^ "Your NED Search Results". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  4. ^ Rojas, Sebastián García. "Galaxy NGC 2503 - Galaxy in Cancer Constellation · Deep Sky Objects Browser". DSO Browser. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  5. ^ NGCIC
  6. ^ "New General Catalog Objects: NGC 2500 - 2549". cseligman.com. Retrieved 2017-08-18.

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