| With more than 180 references in astronomical journals, NGC 2775
is of particular interest to astronomers for a variety of reasons. First
NGC 2775 is a peculiar blend of spiral galaxy with a smooth bulge in the
center. The spiral pattern starts very abruptly outside of this region
showing a mind-boggling complexity (especially at higher resolutions). The
star formation is confined to this ring of tightly wound arms. Indeed this
galaxy has been host to 5 supernovae explosions in the past 30 years.
While this picture seems to show a quiet and delicate swirl- keep on eye
on this galaxy, you never know when another star will explode in this busy
place some 60 million light years away. NGC 2775 is similiar in structure
to galaxies such as
NGC 2841 and
|L R G B color production was used to create this image.||
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