Based on a recessional velocity of 8000 km/sec, PGC 48609 is about 370 million light years away. Given that and its apparent size of 1.25 by 0.8 arcmin (from the images below), it is about 120 thousand light years across.
Use By The deVaucouleurs Atlas
: PGC 48609 is used by the de Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies
as an example of galaxy type (R')SA(rl)a.