NGC 6654 (UGC 11238) Galaxy in Draco

Located at: RA 18 hours 24 minutes 08 seconds, Dec +73 degrees 11 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 2.6' x 2.0' Magnitude: 13.0 blue Class: (R')SB(s)0/a

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


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


Lumicon Red filter, 640 minutes (64 x 10 minute subs), 06/1/2/3/4/2017; seeing 2.1-3.9 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing: CCDStack 2.94.6355.18107, Photoshop CS5.1

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

Notes: Imaged as the moon invaded the southern skies.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Steve's Notes

NGC 6654 17.5" (7/9/88): moderately bright, moderately large, round. Sharply concentrated with a very bright, just non-stellar nucleus embedded in a large low surface brightness halo. A mismatched mag 11/14.5 double star lies 2.4' W.