Thursday, May 12, 2016

captured NGC 6503 (Halifax)

The BGO robot imaged NGC 6503 for me. One of the RASC Finest NGCs. A misshapen galaxy in Draco. In fact, I get the feeling of a comet: the right side of the galaxy seems to be stretched out, extended, as if it is rapidly moving to the left. Neat.

Fairly good stars... in the centre and right. But there's a lot of distortion in the left. Out of focus. Not flat. I think I'll redo.

RASC Finest canted galaxy NGC 6503 luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET. North is up; left is east.

Once again, I think I'm seeing a lot of distant galaxies in the background. The one that caught my eye is the small round fuzzy south of the big canted galaxy. SkyTools IDs that as LEDA 2733888.


Reshot on 19 June.


Wikipedia link: NGC 6503.

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