NGC 2217

Alt. Designations: NGC 2217
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Canis Major
Distance: 65 mly
Right Ascension: 06h 21m 39.8s
Declination: -27° 14´ 03"
Visual Magnitude: 10.7
Apparent Dimension: 4.7´ X 4.3´
Best Month To View: Dec

NGC 2217 is a nearly face-on lenticular galaxy of about 100 thousand light-years across that lies roughly 65 million light years from Earth in the constellation of Canis Major, while it is hurrying away from us at roughly 1619 kilometers per second. It is part of the NGC 2217 Group of galaxies.