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ngc6814


Object
Cat.
Const
Type
Common Name
RAHrs
RAMins
DecDeg
DecMin
vMag
Size
NGC6814

Aquila
Galaxy

19
43:16
-10
17:58
11.3
3.0 x 2.8 arc min

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Chart

This face on spiral galaxy lies at a distance of about 66 million light years and is about 75,000 light years across or about half the size of the Milky Way Galaxy. This object has a fairly low surface brightness, and so will be a tougher to observe than the mag 11.3 would suggest. You'll need dark skies and a large aperture to really appreciate this.

ngc6814_dh-1t.jpg
Bagged by: Debra Holton
Method: 2m Faulkes Telescope
Special Features: Face on spirial, difficult in light polluted Bexley
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