NGC 4217

NGC 4217 is an edge-on spiral galaxy which lies approximately 60 million light-years ( 18 million parsecs ) away in the constellation of Canes Venatici.[1] It is a possible companion galaxy to M106 (also known as NGC 4258).

NGC 4217
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NGC 4217 (lower right) next to M106 (upper left)
Observation data
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right ascension 12h 15m 50.900s
Declination±47° 05′ 30.44″
Distance60 Mly (18 Mpc)
Characteristics
Apparent size (V)4.553 x 1.548 arcminutes
Dust filaments of NGC 4217.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NGC 4217 is an edge-on spiral galaxy which lies approximately 60 million light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici".
  2. ^ "Dust filaments of NGC 4217". www.spacetelescope.org. ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 20 January 2015.

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