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Astron. Astrophys. 324, 457-460 (1997)

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Research Note

Distance to the spiral galaxy NGC 6503 situated in the Local Void

I.D. Karachentsev and M.E. Sharina

Special Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences, N.Arkhyz, Stavropolsky kraj, 357147, Russia

Received 16 December 1996 / Accepted 10 January 1997


Based on photometry of the brightest stars in the galaxy NGC 6503 we derive its distance to be 5.2 Mpc. Being located within the Local Void, NGC 6503, as well as the other isolated spiral NGC 6946, has a significant [FORMULA] km/s) peculiar velocity toward the observer.

Key words: galaxies: distances – galaxies: individual: NGC 6503 – galaxies: stellar content

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Online publication: May 26, 1998