NGC 6701 (UGC 11348) Galaxy in Draco

Located at: RA 18 hours 43 minutes 13 seconds, Dec +60 degrees 39 minutes 14 seconds

Size: 1.5' x 1.2' Magnitude: 13.0 photographic Class: (R')SB(s)a 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, 360 minutes (36 x 10 minute subs), 05/20/29/2016; seeing 1.9-5.3 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.91.5875.24618, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

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

Notes:

Another of those objects that I image as the moon is becoming full ... I started this image just after NGC 6217 ... but had trouble right away! As you can see, NGC 6701 is not centered. Early in the first evening, the camera lost the original guide star (faint, at 9.6 seconds auto guider exposure), and the mount finally locked on a different star. After a  couple of days of not imaging because of fog, I decided to start on M 88, which I completed on 05/27. I tried one more night on NGC 6701, to get enough subs the image presented here.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 6701
NGC 6701 = UGC 11348 = MCG +10-26-050 = CGCG 301-036 = CGCG 302-002
18 43 12.6 +60 39 12
V = 12.1;  Size 1.5x1.3;  SB = 12.7;  PA = 25d

17.5": bright, moderately large, elongated SW-NE, bright core, substellar 
nucleus.  A mag 11 star is at the SE end 40" from the center.

- by Steve Gottlieb