Galaxy NGC 7217

NGC 7217
NGC 7217: Galaxy in Pegasus; 500 mm Cassegrain f/7.2; SBIG STL11K; 190-50-50-50 min LRGB; Bernese Highlands; © 2015 Radek Chromik


The galaxy NGC 7217 was discovered on September 7, 1784 by the German-British astronomer William Herschel with his 18.7 inch reflecting telescope. [277]

Physical Properties

It is a galaxy of morphological type (R)SA(r)ab with a LINER-type active core. Distance specifications range from 16 Mpc to 18.4 Mpc. [145]

«Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC)», Paturel et al. 1989 [144]
DesignationsPGC 68096: NGC 7217, UGC 11914, MCG 5-52-1, CGCG 494-2, IRAS 22056+3106, KARA 947
Right Ascension (J2000.0)22h 07m 52.1s
Declination (J2000.0)+31° 21' 35"
Morphological TypeS
Dimensions4.0' x 3.4'
Visual Magnitude11.0 mag
Radial Velocity (HRV)946 km/s
Position Angle95°

Finder Chart

The galaxy NGC 7217 is located in the constellation Pegasus. The best observation time is June to November, when it is highest at night.

Chart NGC 7217
Chart created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. [149, 160]


144Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC); Paturel G., Fouque P., Bottinelli L., Gouguenheim L.; Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 80, 299 (1989); (2021-02-18)
145SIMBAD astronomical database;
149SkySafari 6 Pro, Simulation Curriculum;
160The STScI Digitized Sky Survey;
277«Historische Deep-Sky Kataloge» von Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke; (2021-02-17)