Object name: NGC2449

Designation(s): NGC2449, IC476, NGC2450, IC2205,

NGC 2449 and IC 476 are a possibly interacting pair of galaxies in Gemini about 1.1 degrees southeast of Pollux. While at the same redshift there are no tidal plumes between the two. NGC 2779 looks pretty ordinary but smaller IC 476 is rather odd. The arm coming off the southwestern end of the bar is rather straight with only a slight curve and is rather red indicating little star formation for some time. The other arm comes off a short bar and is highly curved as well as blue. NGC 2449 appears to be a red and dead spiral with little star formation going on. Its spiral structure seems a bit odd with a somewhat blue segment splitting into two, both of which turn red. No arms seem to originate at the core but start well away as if from an invisible bar. It likely is my poor resolution giving this illusion still it may be an indication of interaction between these two.

ASK 248011.0, IC 2205 and NGC 2450 are also at about the same distance so likely part of the same group.

NGC 2449 was discovered by Édouard Stephan on January 18, 1874. NGC 2450 was also discovered by Édouard Stephan but four years later on February 26, 1878. IC 476 was discovered by Stephane Javelle on January 30, 1892. IC 2205 was also discovered by Stephane Javelle but also four years later on January 16, 1896.

There are three asteroids in the frame, two of which are fainter than 20th magnitude though one has such a short trail it appears rather bright for its magnitude. The other is very bright at magnitude 16.6 per the minor planet center. It's naming citation reads:
(6618) Jimsimons = 1936 SO
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14" LX200R @ f/10, L=4x10' RGB=2x10', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME

Related Designation(s):

2MASS J07465456+2652204, 2MASS J07471632+2657033, 2MASS J07472028+2655486, 2MASS J07473226+2701087, 2MASX J07471628+2657037, 2MASX J07472032+2655487, 2MASX J07473227+2701085, 2MASXi J0746545+265220, 2MASXi J0747163+265703, 2MASXi J0747163+265704, 2MASXi J0747202+265548, 2MASXi J0747202+265549, 2MASXi J0747322+270108, 2MASXi J0747323+270108, 2MFGC 06169, 87GB 074431.8+270809, 87GB[BWE91] 0744+2708, AGC 170233, AGC 170477, ASK 247992.0, ASK 247994.0, ASK 247995.0, ASK 248018.0, CALIFA 156, CGCG 0743.8+2700, CGCG 0744.2+2704, CGCG 0744.3+2703, CGCG 0744.5+2708, CGCG 148-015, CGCG 148-018, CGCG 148-020, CGCG 148-022, GALEXASC J074716.30+265702.1 , GALEXASC J074732.15+270110.8 , IC 0476, IC 2205, IC2205, IC476, IRAS F07442+2703, IRAS F07444+2708, LCSB S1062O, MCG +05-19-006, MCG +05-19-007, MCG +05-19-008, NGC 2449, NGC 2450, NGC2449, NGC2450, NPM1G +26.0122, NSA 043953, NSA 043954, NSA 043962, NSA 156294, NVSS J074732+270105, PGC 021773, PGC 021796, PGC 021802, PGC 021807, SDSS J074654.56+265220.3, SDSS J074654.57+265220.3, SDSS J074654.58+265220.4, SDSS J074654.58+265220.5, SDSS J074716.33+265703.4, SDSS J074716.34+265703.5, SDSS J074716.35+265703.6, SDSS J074720.28+265548.5, SDSS J074720.28+265548.6, SDSS J074720.29+265548.7, SDSS J074732.27+270108.7, SDSS J074732.28+270108.8, SDSS J074732.29+270108.8, UGC 04026, UZC J074654.6+265221, UZC J074716.4+265704, UZC J074720.4+265549, UZC J074732.3+270110, UZC-CG 061 NED01, UZC-CG 061 NED02, UZC-CG 061 NED03, UZC-CG 061 NED04, WBL 152-001, WBL 152-002, WBL 152-003, WBL 152-004, [PVK2003] J116.83417+26.93167 , [TTL2012] 305326, [TTL2012] 305328, [TTL2012] 305329, [TTL2012] 306008,