NGC 6503 (UGC 11012) Galaxy in Draco

Located at: RA 17 hours 49 minutes 28 seconds, Dec +70 degrees 08 minutes 38 seconds

Size: 7.1' x 2.4' Magnitude: 10.9 blue Class: SA(s)cd HII

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 430 minutes  (43 x 10 minute subs), 05/1/2/20156; seeing 2.5-4.1 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes: As with NGC 6340, still keeping away from the moon, as it approaches full. See the 8" version of NGC 6503.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6503

NGC 6503 = UGC 11012 = MCG +12-17-009 = CGCG 340-019
17 49 26.3 +70 08 42
V = 10.2;  Size 7.1x2.4;  SB = 13.2;  PA = 123d

17.5": very bright, large, very elongated 3:1 NW-SE, large brighter core.  The 
surface has a mottled appearance.  A mag 13.5 star lies 2.2' NNE of center.  
Located 3.9' W of mag 9 SAO 8937.

8": moderately bright, very elongated, high surface brightness.  A mag 9 star is 
4' E.

- by Steve Gottlieb