Most backyard astronomers are so entranced by
M13, that they fail to notice a small, faint oval patch of light
a half degree to the northeast. This is the 11th magnitude
galaxy NGC 6207. NGC 6207 will require a 4 to 6 inch scope, or
larger. M13 and NGC 6207 may appear close together, but they’re
light years apart – literally! While M13 is a “mere” 23 thousand
light years away, the light from NGC 6207 comes from a distance
of 46 MILLION light years – two thousand times more distant!