NGC 2685 - Helix galaxy

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Galaxy Ursa Major 8h55.6 +58°44' 5.2' x 3' 11 45 Mly ???

NGC 2685 the Helix, is an unusual lenticular galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major that is a member of the very rare class of polar ring galaxy. It is also known as the Pancake Galaxy.

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NGC 2685, the Helix galaxy

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