NGC 7013

Alt. Designations: NGC 7013
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: 41 mly
Right Ascension: 21h 03m 33.6s
Declination: +29° 53´ 49"
Visual Magnitude: 11.5
Apparent Dimension: 4.0´ X 1.4´
Best Month To View: Jul

NGC 7013 is a rather strange ringed system that is classified either as a spiral galaxy with very restricted arms, or as a lenticular galaxy. The outer portion of the galaxy is just dimly seen outside of the ring in the Kopernik image above. It has a distance of about 41 million light years, with a diameter of 47,700 light years.