NGC6217 Galaxy in Ursa Minor

(RA 16h 32.7m , Dec. +7812', 11.8 mag., 3.6 x 3.0 arcmin.)

This fine barred spiral galaxy forms equilateral triangle with h & z Ursae Minoris (see finder chart below).

The above image was obtained on July 28, 2003 from Harrowsmith, Ontario with self-guiding Cookbook 245/211 CCD camera on a Celestron Ultima 8 f10 SCT. Seven white images (120 sec. each) were processed using AIP4WIN.

North is down. This images reaches down to about mag. 18.5

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 745'.

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