NGC 7252

Alt. Designations: NGC 7252, ARP 226
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Aquarius
Distance: 220 mly
Right Ascension: 22h 20m 44.8s
Declination: -24° 40´ 42"
Visual Magnitude: 11.1
Apparent Dimension: 2.1´ X 1.7´
Best Month To View: Aug

NGC 7252 is a peculiar galaxy resulting from an interaction between two galaxies that started a billion years ago. It is located 220 million light years away in the constellation Aquarius.