NGC 7606

Alt. Designations: NGC 7606
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Aquarius
Distance: 97 mly
Right Ascension: 23h 19m 04.8s
Declination: -08° 29´ 11"
Visual Magnitude: 10.8
Apparent Dimension: 5.4´ X 2.1´
Best Month To View: Aug

The tightly wound spiral arms of this magnificent galaxy are very similar to galaxies such as NGC 488, NGC 2841, and perhaps M88. Astronomers note that this galaxy is settling down in the rate of star formation. Soon (in galactic time) this galaxy may form a barred nucleus in its center with a ring of material surrounding it. It is estimated that this galaxy is 97 million light years away.