NGC 6207

Alt. Designations: NGC 6207
Object Type: spiral galaxy
Constellation: Hercules
Distance: 46 mly
Right Ascension: 16h 43m 03.7s
Declination: +36° 49´ 55"
Visual Magnitude: 11.4
Apparent Dimension: 3.0´ X 1.2´
Best Month To View: Jun

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!