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 340' 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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