Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6503 (Galaxy in Draco)

Date & Time: Apr 4 2008, from 26:40 to 27:34 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 10 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1760mm, F6.9)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D80 (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3872×2592)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600

NGC6503 / Galaxy, type type SA(s)cd III
R.A.17h 49m 28.1s (2000.0)
Dec.+70° 08' 38" (2000.0)
Apparent Size7.1×2.4'
Radial Velocity+26km/s
Distance17 million light yrs.
Group of Galaxies -
Other IDsUGC 11012, CGCG 340-19
MCG +12-17-9, IRAS 17499+7009
PGC 60921
NGC6503 is a middle-sized spiral galaxy in eastern region of Draco, positioned about 2 degrees south of psi Dra. Although the galaxy has unclear spiral structures, we can appreciate dimmed outer region and lights of inner-galactic matters and central bulge. The galaxy has a long axis of about 7 arc minutes and a visual brightness of 11th magnitude, we can detect elongated light through medium ranged scopes.



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