Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5981  ·  NGC 5982  ·  NGC 5985

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    Draco Galaxy Trio

    Image of the day 06/28/2018

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      Draco Galaxy Trio, 



    
        

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      Draco Galaxy Trio

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron c14 EdgeHD Celestron C14

      Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-10XME

      Mounts: Astro-Physics 900 GTO

      Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer 0.7x

      Filters: Luminance  ·  Astrodon I-series


      Dates:June 15, 2018June 17, 2018

      Frames:
      Astrodon I-series: 45x360" (4h 30') bin 2x2
      Luminance: 120x480" (16h) bin 1x1

      Integration: 20h 30'

      Avg. Moon age: 3.08 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 11.52%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 2107639

      RA center: 15h38m48s

      DEC center: +59°2208

      Pixel scale: 0.513 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 133.225 degrees

      Field radius: 0.182 degrees


      Resolution: 2089x1472

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      From left to right are edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 5981, elliptical galaxy NGC 5982, and face-on spiral NGC 5985. These galaxies are roughly 100 million light-years away. The faint, sharp-edged shells surrounding elliptical NGC 5982 suggests evidence of past galactic mergers. The image also shows many distant background galaxies.

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