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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 2997


Type Spiral Galaxy 
Position 09 45.6, -31.11
Constellation Antlia
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB 330:180:180:200 all unbinned 
Description This spiral galaxy is fairly large at 5' x 4' but the surface brightness is reasonably low.  The integrated magnitude is 9.4.  The distance is estimated at 10 million parsecs.

NGC 2997 first became widely known to the imaging community when David Malin photographed it with the Anglo Australian Telescope.