NGC 7727

Alt. Designations: ARP 222
Object Type: barred spiral galaxy
Constellation: Aquarius
Distance: 68 mly
Right Ascension: 23h 39m 53.7s
Declination: -12° 17´ 34"
Visual Magnitude: 10.6
Apparent Dimension: 4.7´ X 3.5´
Best Month To View: Aug

An 11th-magnitude barred spiral galaxy (type SBa pec) in Aquarius. Apparent size about 4.5 by 3.5 arcmin (not counting the outer arms, which cover nearly 6 arcmin). two interacting spiral galaxies, which collided about a billion years ago (based on the age of star clusters formed in the collision) and should "soon" (after another billion years or so) settle down to what appears to be a single galaxy.