NGC 7217
NGC 210 - Ringed, Barred, Spiral?
Is this a ring, barred, or spiral galaxy.   It seems to have elements of all three.   The outer arms are nearly disconnected from the nucleus and almost form a ring, however where they stop inside the galaxy there appears to be a missing gap of material, wich if present would normally make it an obvious barred-spiral.   Finally the inner and outer arms are clearly spiral in nature.   NGC 210 is a stunning example of a galaxy.   At minus 14 degrees declination, from here in Texas this object never gets more than about 45 degrees off the southern horizon.   It was imaged during the hottest days of our brutal summer this year where we have had only 2 rains in 4-5 months.    The stats for NGC 210 are RA: 00h 40m 34.9s, Dec: -13° 52' 26", Mag: 11.6 (B), Size: 5.0'x3.3', Class: SAB(s)b.
Optics: RC Optical System 20" F/8.2 (4165.6 mm Focal Length) Date: August 2011
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Adaptive Optics Location: Columbus, Texas
Exposure: LRGB = 320:80:70:90 minutes Imager: Kent E. Biggs