NGC 7217
Ringed Galaxy NGC 7217
Although classified as a early type spiral galaxy, NGC 7217 resembles and elliptical galaxy in some respects. Note that the "arms" cannot really be traced back to the center. This could also be a type of ring galaxy, however, there is much visible material between the bluish outer "arms" and the central bulge. The stats for NGC 7217 are RA: 22h 07m 52.4s, Dec: +31° 21' 33", Mag: 11.0 (B), Size: 3.9'x3.2', and Class: (R)SA(r)ab.
Optics: RC Optical System 20" F/8.2 (4165.6 mm Focal Length) Date: September 2008
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Adaptive Optics Location: Columbus, Texas
Exposure: LRGB = 190:50:40:60 minutes Imager: Kent E. Biggs