Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6703 (Galaxy in Lyra)

Date & Time: Oct 16 2004, from 19:16 to 19:35 JST(+0900)
Composed 3 shots with 8 minutes exposed
Optical: Meade 25cm(10") Schmidt-Cassegrain with conversion lens (f=1600mm, F6.3)
Auto-guided with Meade LX200 Equatorial & Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Location: Ooizumi vil., Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3024×2016)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO1600, White Balance...Auto

NGC6703 / Galaxy, type SA0-
R.A.18h 47m 19.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+45° 33' 03" (2000.0)
Apparent Size2.5×2.3'
Radial VelocityN/A
Group of GalaxiesN/A
Other IDsUGC11356, MCG8-34-20
CGCG255-14, PGC62409
A small lenticular galaxy is NGC6703 in northern Lyra. You can find it out about 7 degrees NNE from Vega. The galaxy has an apparent diameter of 2 arc minutes and 12th magnitude. You cannot detect spiral structures, only round central nucleus.



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