NGC 6207 (UGC 10521) Galaxy in Hercules

Located at: RA 16 hours 43 minutes 04 seconds, Dec +36 degrees 49 minutes 56 seconds

Size: 3.3' x 1.7' Magnitude: 12.2 blue Class: SA(s)c HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 340 minutes (34 x 10 minute subs), 06/7/8/2016; seeing 2.3-3.2 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.92.6001.26126, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: After finishing NGC 5033, I wanted to image something 'easy' in the two nights before I left on vacation, so I tried this nice little galaxy that was easy to find and fairly bright. In case the coordinates look familiar, this is the galaxy that shows in so many wide-field images of M 13 (located about 28' NNE of M 13).

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6207
NGC 6207 = UGC 10521 = MCG +06-37-007 = CGCG 197-007 = PGC 58827
16 43 03.9 +36 49 57
V = 11.6;  Size 3.0x1.3;  SB = 12.9;  PA = 15d

17.5": fairly bright, very elongated 3:1 SSW-NNE, bright stellar nucleus, 
possible asymmetric appearance.  Located 28' NE of M13.  The noted stellar 
nucleus may be a superimposed foreground star.

13": bright, moderately large, elongated SSW-NNE.

- by Steve Gottlieb