NGC 4217

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M106HunterWilson.jpg
NGC 4217 (lower right) next to M106 (upper left)
Observation data
Constellation Canes Venatici
Right ascension 12h 15m 50.900s
Declination ±47° 05′ 30.44″
Distance 60 Mly (18 Mpc)
Characteristics
Apparent size (V) 4.553 x 1.548 arcminutes
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 4217 is an edge-on spiral galaxy which lies approximately 60 million light-years ( 18 million parsecs ) away in the constellation of Canes Venatici.[1] It is a possible companion galaxy to M106 (also known as NGC 4258).

Dust filaments of NGC 4217.[2]

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