NGC 6503

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Coordinates: Sky map 17h 49.4m 00s, +70° 09′ 00″

NGC 6503
NGC 6503 (2015-06-10).jpg
Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys displays the NGC 6503's swirling spiral arms.[1]
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 49.4m 00s[2]
Declination+70° 09′ 00″
Apparent magnitude (V)10.2
Other designations
LEDA 60921, TC 575, Z 340-19, IRAS 17499+7009, 2MASX J17492651+7008396, UGC 11012, [M98c] 174958.7+700926, IRAS F17499+7009, MCG+12-17-009, UZC J174926.3+700842, [SLK2000] 86, ISOSS J17493+7009, PSCz Q17499+7009, WN B1750+7009, [SLK2004] 1401, K73 837, QDOT B1749578+700925, Z 1749.9+7010, [VDD93] 219
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

NGC 6503 is a field[4] dwarf spiral galaxy located at the edge of a region of space called the Local Void. The dwarf galaxy spans 30,000 light-years and lies approximately 17 million light-years away in the constellation of Draco (the Dragon); the spiral galaxy is especially colorful where bright red regions of gas can be seen scattered through its spiral arms. Bright blue regions contain stars that are forming. Dark brown dust areas are in the galaxy's arms and center.[5]


  1. ^ "NGC 6503". Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  2. ^ "The Interactive NGC Catalog Online". Results for NGC 6503. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  3. ^ "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 6503. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
  4. ^ Materne, J. (April 1979). "The structure of nearby groups of galaxies - Quantitative membership probabilities". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 74 (2): 235–243. Bibcode:1979A&A....74..235M.
  5. ^ "HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Lonely Galaxy 'Lost in Space' (06/10/2015) - Introduction". Retrieved 2015-06-10.

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