NGC6384 Galaxy in Opiuchus

77 mio.light-years from earth you can meet this barred spiral-galaxy (typed SAB(r)bc with fine structures in the inner ring.The inclination to the line of view is 47°.

Its appearent size of  5′,0 × 2′,7 by a magnitude of 10.5mag makes NGC6384 an easy object even for smaller telescopes.

In 1971 a supernova type Ia was discovered in this galaxy,which reached mag.12.9 at its maximum.

NGC6384 was discovered by Albert Marth in 1863.


position (epoch2000):

RA.: 17h 32m 24.30s
Decl.: +07° 03′ 36.97″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 24x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s each,a total of 16.0 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


this picture shows the barred spiral-galaxy NGC6384 in a 19´x 19´-field (=87% FOV).For full resolution click here.North is up


here is a more detailed view of this galaxy:

how the HST sees the center of NGC6384 you can experience here



Last modified on Wednesday, 05 June 2019 10:47

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