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Contains:  NGC 5981, NGC 5982, NGC 5985, NGC5981, NGC5982, NGC5985
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The Draco Triplet, 


            Salvatore Iovene
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The Draco Triplet

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Ian King Ikharos 8" RCGSO RC10GSO RC8

Imaging cameras:Atik 460EXATIK 4000MMoravian Instruments G2-1600

Mounts:Software Bisque Paramount MXAstro-Physics AP90010Micron GM2000 QCI



Dates:May 11, 2013

B: 47x300" bin 2x2
G: 47x300" bin 2x2
L: 31x900" bin 1x1
R: 47x300" bin 2x2

Integration: 19.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.05% job: 3368130

RA center: 15h 38' 41"

DEC center: +59° 21' 9"

Pixel scale: 0.581 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.575 degrees

Field radius: 0.229 degrees

Resolution: 1936x2072

Locations: Remote observatory at Astrocamp, Nerpio, Spain


This image captures the Draco Triplet, a group of galaxies some 100 million light-years away. The spiral galaxy on the left is NGC 5985, the elliptical in the middle is NGC 5982, and the edge-on spiral galaxy on the right is NGC 5981.

Finally I have been able to contribute some data, although it was not as good as Samuel's.

Samuel collected 20x900" L with his GSO RC10, Atik 4000, AP900.
I collected 11x900" L with a GSO RC8, Moravian G2-1600, 10Micron GM2000.
Colin collected 142x300" RGB with his Ian King Ikharos 8", Atik 460ex, Paramount MX.



Salvatore Iovene
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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The Draco Triplet, 


            Salvatore Iovene