NGC 6503


NGC 6503 in the constellation of Draco is a small spiral galaxy classified as Dwarf. Being in a distance of about 18 million lightyears from Earth,  is at the edge of an  empty patch of space called the Local Void. The main disk reveals plenty of detail. There are lots of HII-regions indicating zones of star creation. Also, a number of associations of blue young, hot stars can be spotted.

The picture is the revision of an older image taken 11 years ago with a Vixen VMC 260L. As time has passed, more detail could be revealed hence this image replaces the earlier. Make sure to also view the full resolution crop linked beneath the main picture.