UGC 2885

Galaxy UGC 2885 may be the largest one in the local universe. It is 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way and contains 10 times as many stars. This galaxy is 232 million light-years away, located in the northern constellation of Perseus.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and B. Holwerda (University of Louisville).

About the Image

Id:heic2002a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 January 2020, 10:00
Related releases:heic2002
Size:9917 x 7438 px

About the Object

Name:UGC 2885
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:230 million light years
Constellation:Perseus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 53 3.31
Position (Dec):35° 35' 21.85"
Field of view:4.96 x 3.72 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 44.5° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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