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NGC 6217 Facts

NGC 6217 Facts Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Minor

NGC 6217 is a barred spiral galaxy object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of about 67,200,000.00 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

It is also referred to as NGC(6217) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.

The Barred Spiral Galaxy's location is 16:32:39 (R.A.) and 78:11:53 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 11.2 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

Travel Time to NGC 6217

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A38073661,230,213,952,173.91
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26958,734,860,223,467.91
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5429,367,391,836,511.27
New Horizons Probe33,0001,365,619,317,236.36
Speed of Light670,616,629.0067,200,000.00

Fact File

NameNGC 6217
TypeSpiral Galaxy
NGC Id6217
ConstellationUrsa Minor
Right Ascension16:32:39
Distance (Lt.Yr)67,200,000
Apparent Dimension11.2
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Morphological Type5 D
Radial Velocity1.368

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