Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 5985, NGC 5982, NGC 5981, NGC 5976
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Draco Trio: NGC-5985 and Friends, 


            Joel Shepherd
Draco Trio: NGC-5985 and Friends

Draco Trio: NGC-5985 and Friends

Technical card

Resolution: 1600x1343

Dates:July 1, 2015

Frames: 19x120"

Integration: 0.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.54% job: 766503

RA center: 15h 39' 15"

DEC center: +59° 27' 3"

Pixel scale: 1.629 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -47.940 degrees

Field radius: 0.472

Locations: Home, Seattle, WA, United States


I confess, there's something near-miraculous about being able to aim some modest kit at a seemingly empty circle of sky and collecting photons from multiple galaxies a hundred million or more light years away. The AstroBin plate resolver finds 4 galaxies in this frame: I think at least two more are visible on close inspection.



Joel Shepherd
License: Attribution Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


Draco Trio: NGC-5985 and Friends, 


            Joel Shepherd