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NGC 6503

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About this observation
Observer
David Swan
Time of observation
02/11/2017 - 23:36
Object
NGC 6503
Observing location
Tynemouth, UK
Equipment
Scope: 200mm SCT @ f/6.3
Camera: ASI178MM
Filter: Baader UV+IR cut
Software: FireCapture & DeepSkyStacker
Exposure
100 x 5s
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Time stated is UT and refers to the midpoint of the capture.

According to my copy of the Cambridge Photographic Atlas of Galaxies, this is a SA(s)cd -type galaxy, located at the edge of the Local Void. So it is not very far away (in galactic terms!) - about 18 million light years. It is only about 40% of the standard size of a spiral galaxy.

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