NGC6300 is a fairly bright (8.8mag) spiral galaxy of the seyfert type ( SB(rs)b),located at the border of our milky way in the constellation of Ara.
At a real distance of about 50 light years,it has an apparent size 4.3 x 2.8 arc minutes.It was discovered in 1826 by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop.
In its center there seems to be a massive black hole with massive X-ray radiation from there.
RA.: 17h 16m 59.5s
Decl.: −62° 49′ 40″
L = 24x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,totally 16 hours,80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
this is a 85% field-size-image of NGC6300:
a detailed view of this galaxy:
Here you can see an image taken by the ESO with the 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope (NTT)