Celestial Atlas
PGC 2000 - 2499 ←     PGC Objects: PGC 2500 - 2999 Link for sharing this page on Facebook     → PGC 3000 - 3499
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PGC 2527 (=
NGC 223 = IC 44)
A magnitude 13.2 spiral galaxy (type SA(rs)ab?) in Cetus (RA 00 42 15.9, Dec +00 50 43)
Given the identification as NGC 223, see that entry for anything else.

PGC 2536 (=
IC 43)
A magnitude 13.2 spiral galaxy (type SAB(rs)c?) in Andromeda (RA 00 42 22.1, Dec +29 38 30)
Given the identification as IC 43, see that entry for anything else.

PGC 2537 (often misidentified as
IC 45)
A magnitude 14.5(?) spiral galaxy (type SBc? pec) in Andromeda (RA 00 42 22.4, Dec +29 41 54)
Given the common misidentification as IC 45, see that entry and the one immediately following.

PGC 2575 (=
IC 46 = PGC 1802380)
A 14th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type S0?) in Andromeda (RA 00 42 57.9, Dec +27 15 14)

PGC 2603 (=
IC 48 = IC 1577 = PGC 2608)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SAB(rs)0 pec?) in Cetus (RA 00 43 34.4, Dec -08 11 08)

PGC 2608 (=
IC 48 = IC 1577 = PGC 2603)
A 13th-magnitude lenticular galaxy (type SAB(rs)0 pec?) in Cetus (RA 00 43 34.4, Dec -08 11 08)

PGC 2617 (=
IC 49)
A 14th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SAB(s)c) in Cetus (RA 00 43 56.2, Dec +01 51 02)

PGC 2698 (=
IC 50)

PGC 2699
A magnitude 15(?) spiral galaxy (type Sdm?) in
Pisces (RA 00 46 13.2, Dec +19 29 24)
Physical Information: Based on a recessional velocity of 2650 km/sec, PGC 2699 is about 120 to 125 million light years away, in good agreement with redshift-independent distance estimates of 90 to 140 million light years. Given that and its apparent size of about 4.1 by 0.55 arcmin (including its faint northern and southern extensions), it is about 145 to 150 thousand light years across. PGC 2699 is a "low surface-brightness galaxy", which is why it was not noticed by early observers despite its relatively large size. Such galaxies have large concentrations of hydrogen gas and relatively few stars, particularly in their nuclei, giving them surface brightnesses as much as 250 times lower than "normal" galaxies, so relatively few have been found since the 1986 discovery of Malin 1, the first such galaxy to be found.
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy PGC 2699
Above, a 12 arcmin wide SDSS image centered on PGC 2699
Below, a 4.5 arcmin wide exaggerated-contrast SDSS image of the galaxy
Exaggerated contrast SDSS image of spiral galaxy PGC 2699
Below, a 2.8 by 3.3 arcmin wide HST image of the galaxy
(Image Credit ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement Judy Schmidt)
HST image of spiral galaxy PGC 2699

PGC 2710 (=
IC 51)

PGC 2834 (=
IC 52)

PGC 2951 (=
IC 53)
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