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NGC 6015 – Galaxy in Draco – Observer’s Challenge Report – June 2017 #100

June 9, 2017

Observer’s Challenge complete report:

JUNE 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6015

Our 100th monthly anniversary edition.  

NGC 6015
Galaxy in Draco 
Telescope: 10-inch Reflector 
Magnification: 104x 
NELM:  4.5-4.8 
Conditions: 59º with high humidity and a 16% moon
 Low surface brightness, large, broad oval with a subtle brightening in the central region.  An 11 mag. star lies 2 arc minutes to the west of the galaxy.  A 14 mag. star is  visible in the extreme SW halo when using averted vision.  A pair of 13 mag. stars are visible with direct vision, located just off the SW tip of the galaxy.  
Roger Ivester          

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NGC 6015:  The following image provided by James Dire of Hawaii using a 10-inch reflector:

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The following image by Mario Motta from Massachusetts using a 32-inch reflector:

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