NGC 6503 in Draco

Posted by Timthelder
on Monday, June 16, 2014

NGC 6503 is a magnitude 10.2 dwarf spiral galaxy located in the constellation Draco (the dragon.) It spans a distance of about 30,000 light years and is located approximately 17 million away from Earth.

Also note in this image, HIP 87295, which is a magnitude 8.6, spectral type K5 star. It lies at a distance of approximately 1,689.93 light years distant, much closer to us than NGC 6503.

This image consists of 66 X 300sec. exposures combined for a total image time of 5hrs, 30min. Captured on two nights, May 30th and June 3rd, from Bowling Green KY, by Tim Lockhart, using a Canon 450Da, Celestron C9.25" SCT, at a focal ratio of F/10.

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