2012 10 19 – NGC 6503 / UGC 11012

2012 10 19, 0322 UT NGC 6503 / UGC 11012
16” Zhumell reflector f/4.5, Hyperion Zoom at 8mm, 225x
54F, 54% H, S: P5, T: 3/5, Alt 33deg 56´, Az 336deg 47´

Spiral galaxy in Draco, 17h49.4m +70deg09´, Type SA(s)sd III, 7.3´ x 2.4´, m10.2v, SB 13.2

This non-barred edge on spiral galaxy was an easy spot just ~2 degrees east of Omega Draconis and ~2 degrees SSE of Psi Draconis. It sits just 0.02 arcminutes west of an 8.6m star, HIP87295. At 225x, it has a lenticular shape reaching WNW to ESE, mottled and oblong brightened center with vaguely peripheral edges. The ends were a little more diffuse.


For other views, please check out:

Observation by Bill Ferris
NIGC/IC Project

Eyepiece sketch on white photocopy paper with black super-fine felt tipped pen for and #2 pencil, blending stump for the nebulosity. Template is from the Astronomical League.

before inverting sketch

*Below is a sketch of NGC 6503 that I rendered in August 2007 using an ED80. I couldn’t find any field notes for this observation.

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~ by Erika Rix on October 22, 2012.

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