Celestial Atlas
PGC 47500 - 47999 ←     PGC Objects: PGC 48000 - 48499 Link for sharing this page on Facebook     → PGC 48500 - 48999
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PGC 48118 (=
Arp 33)
A 15th-(B)magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBc) in Virgo (RA 13 37 24, Dec +06 26 12)

An S- or Integral-sign shaped spiral galaxy, hence its use as an example in Arp's Atlas. Based on recessional velocity of 7175 km/sec, about 320 million light years away. Given that and apparent size of 1.8 by 0.4 arcmin, about 170 thousand light years across.

SDSS image of spiral galaxy PGC 48118, also known as Arp 33
Above, a 2.4 arcmin wide closeup of PGC 48118
Below, a 12 arcmin wide region centered on the galaxy
SDSS image of region near spiral galaxy PGC 48118, also known as Arp 33
Celestial Atlas
PGC 47500 - 47999 ←     PGC Objects: PGC 48000 - 48499     → PGC 48500 - 48999