NGC6503 Galaxy in Draco
(RA 17h 49.4m , Dec. +70° 08', 10.2 mag., 7.3 x 2.4 arcmin.)
This bright spiral galaxy resides close to Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC6543) and can be spotted 3°40' SW of c Draconis or almost 6° NE of z Draconis (see finder chart below).
The above image was taken on May 12, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. White exposures (5 x 240 sec.) were combined using AIP4WIN.
North is to the right.
Map created in Guide 7.0 - 9° x 10°. North is up.
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