Quick hit: CCD camera captures image of dwarf galaxy

Using a CCD camera, astrophotographers Bob and Janice Fera captured an image of the dwarf spiral galaxy NGC6503 .

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Using a CCDcamera, astrophotographers Bob and Janice Fera captured an image of the dwarf spiral galaxy NGC6503 over several nights in May at the Eagle Ridge Observatory in Foresthill, Calif.

An Officina Stellare RC-360AST 14” f/8 Ritchey Chretien Cassegrain telescope with two-element field flattener observed the galaxy while an Apogee Alta U16M CCD camera with Astrodon filters took the image.

NGC 6503 is approximately 17 million light-years away from Earth in the direction of constellation Draco.

View a full size image of NGC6503.

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