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NGC 6500/6501
Penryn, California
May 2006
M 250  @ f 9.3  (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME LRGB 10 minute subs 

NGC 6500 is at lower right and is classified as Sa-b.  NGC 6501 is at upper left and is classified as SO-a.

NGC 6500 has an AGN indicative of a a black hole and is a LINEAR galaxy. (Filho, 2002).

Both galaxies have a surface brightness or mag. 14.4.