NGC 6384 (UGC 10891) Galaxy in Ophiuchus

Located at: RA 17 hours 32 minutes 25 seconds, Dec +07 degrees 03 minutes 38 seconds

Size: 7.0' x 4.0' Magnitude: 11.1 blue Class: SAB(r)bc

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, 520 minutes (52 x 10 minute subs), 07/30/31 & 08/1/2013; seeing 3.0-4.1 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.74.4938.18664, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Took a break from imaging Planetary Nebulae in Cepheus and Cygnus to image NGC 6384, before the moon gets in the way for this month, and I loose it for this year. See the 8" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6384

NGC 6384 = UGC 10891 = MCG +01-45-001 = CGCG 055-007 = PGC 60459
17 32 24.4 +07 03 37
V = 10.4;  Size 6.2x4.1;  SB = 13.8;  PA = 30d

17.5": moderately bright with a large core slightly elongated SSW-NNE, broad 
moderate concentration, large faint halo.  Two mag 12 stars are at the SE and NE 
ends 1.3' and 1.7' from center, respectively.

8": faint, diffuse, slightly elongated, brighter core.

- by Steve Gottlieb