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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 67.2 Million LY 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, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameNGC 6217
TypeBarred Spiral Galaxy
NGC Id6217
ConstellationUrsa Minor
Right Ascension16:32:39
Declination78:11:53
Distance (Lt.Yr)67.2 Million LY
Apparent Dimension11.2
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes


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