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)|
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.
|NGC6503 / Galaxy, type type SA(s)cd III|
|R.A.||17h 49m 28.1s (2000.0)|
|Dec.||+70° 08' 38" (2000.0)|
|Distance||17 million light yrs.|
|Group of Galaxies|| -|
|Other IDs||UGC 11012, CGCG 340-19|
MCG +12-17-9, IRAS 17499+7009