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NGC 2782 - Arp 215
Penryn, California
February 2007
M 250 @ f9.3 (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME  LRGB 15 minute subs 

NGC 2782 is classified SBa, surface brightness is 12.2 (central area), red shift distance is 117 Mly.  NGC 2782 is a water maser driven galaxy with starburst activity within the central area and a strong outflow of gas.  Tidal tails surround the galaxy the result of a minor merger some 200 million years ago.