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Contains:  NGC 5985, NGC 5982, NGC 5981, NGC 5976
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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%

Astrometry.net 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

Description

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.

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Joel Shepherd
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Draco Trio: NGC-5985 and Friends, 





    
        

            Joel Shepherd