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Contains:  NGC 5985, NGC 5982, NGC 5981

Image of the day 06/28/2018

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    Draco Galaxy Trio, 





    
        

            sydney
    Draco Galaxy Trio

    Draco Galaxy Trio

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2089x1472

    Dates:June 15, 2018June 17, 2018

    Frames:
    Astrodon I-series: 45x360" bin 2x2
    Luminance: 120x480" bin 1x1

    Integration: 20.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 3.08 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 11.52%

    Astrometry.net job: 2107639

    RA center: 234.702 degrees

    DEC center: 59.369 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.513 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 133.225 degrees

    Field radius: 0.182 degrees

    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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