NGC 2217

NGC 2217 (40) OOO

NGC 2217 is a nearly face-on barred spiral galaxy, roughly 65 MLY away in Canis  Major.

A very luminous bar of stars within an oval ring and a set of tightly wound spiral arms forming a circular ring around the galaxy.

Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian.

Camera. S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date. 10x600sec + 13×900 sec.  Mar. 2011, Feb.2016.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.