Coddington's Nebula (IC 2574)

IC 2574, Coddington's Nebula

Coddington's Nebula (IC 2574) is a dwarf spiral galaxy that is an outlying member of the M81 Group. A broadband photometric study of IC 2574 has indicated that 90% of its mass is in the form of dark matter, a figure in keeping with that of larger systems and with some other dwarf galaxies.


visual magnitude 10.6
angular size 12.3' × 5.9'
distance 11,700 light-years
position 10h 28.4m, Dec. +68° 25'