ngc 247 spiral galaxy in cetus

ngc 247 spiral galaxy cetus

NGC 247 is an Intermediate spiral galaxy about 12.2 Mly away in the constellation Cetus. NGC 247 is a member of the Sculptor Group.

Nearby galaxies and galaxy group information

NGC 247 is one of several galaxies that is gravitationally bound to the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253). These galaxies form a small core in the center of the Sculptor Group, which is one of the nearest groups of galaxies to the Milky Way[3]. Most other galaxies associated with the Sculptor Group are only weakly gravitationally bound to this core[4][3].