NGC 6952

Alt. Designations: NGC 6952
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Cepheus
Distance: 65 mly
Right Ascension: 20h 37m 14.0s
Declination: +66° 06´ 21"
Visual Magnitude: 11
Apparent Dimension: 3.9´ X 3.2´
Best Month To View: Aug

An 11th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy in Cepheus. Based on a recessional velocity of 1425 km/sec, NGC 6952 is about 65 million light years away, in good agreement with redshift-independent distance estimates of 60 to 80 million light years. Given that and apparent size, the galaxy is about 75 thousand light years across.