Basic object information

Object name: NGC 6654
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 11.9
Size: 2.6'x2.1'
Position angle: 0
Object classification: SBO-a Ring
Description: *12,13 in np B,pL neby

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 18h 24m 06.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +73 11' 00"

Constellation: Draco

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Härskiänsaari, Ruokolahti, Finland
Date/Time: 8/9.9.2007 0:00

Telescope: Newton 457/2280 mm

Magn: 352x


Field: 12'

NE Lim.mag: 6.6

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Visuality: II

Height: 67

Weather: +4C

The nucleus is nearly stellar and surrounded by just little larger core-area. This complex in embedded in a large and pretty faint halo. The edges might be little brighter with averted vision and the halo might look like a huge ring around the galaxy's inner parts.