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

 

JUNE 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6015

Our 100th monthly anniversary edition.   

Telescope: 10-inch Reflector @ 104x 

Conditions: 59º with high humidity and 16% moon.  NELM:  4.5-4.8 

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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