Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5963  ·  NGC 5965  ·  NGC 5969  ·  NGC 5971
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NGC 5965 and 5963- Galaxies in Draco, 



    
        

            William Maxwell
NGC 5965 and 5963- Galaxies in Draco
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NGC 5965 and 5963- Galaxies in Draco

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NGC 5965 and 5963- Galaxies in Draco, 



    
        

            William Maxwell
NGC 5965 and 5963- Galaxies in Draco
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NGC 5965 and 5963- Galaxies in Draco

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade Starfinder 8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600 cooled mono

Mounts: Losmandy GM-8

Guiding telescopes or lenses: MEADE 50mm Finder Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Software: Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy  ·  Open Guiding PHD2 Guiding  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS4

Filters: Orion SkyGlow Imaging Filter  ·  Blue  ·  Green  ·  Red

Accessory: Rigel Systems Focuser  ·  Baader MPCC coma corrector


Dates:April 13, 2021

Frames:
Blue: 45x75" (56' 15") bin 2x2
Green: 45x75" (56' 15") bin 2x2
Red: 45x75" (56' 15") bin 2x2
Orion SkyGlow Imaging Filter: 175x75" (3h 38' 45") (gain: 139.00) -10C bin 2x2

Integration: 6h 27' 30"

Darks: ~200

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 1.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.76%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4489571

RA center: 15h 34' 6"

DEC center: +56° 39' 28"

Pixel scale: 0.829 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 164.533 degrees

Field radius: 0.516 degrees


Resolution: 3665x2576

Data source: Backyard

Description

Apart from a couple attempts at the Coma Galaxy Group, I shy away from these comparatively more remote targets, but they were in an ideal part of the sky and I was feeling up for the challenge!

I was pleased that I got a touch of the very faint NGC 5963's arms as well as PGC 2542027, an 18.8 magnitude galaxy (located between the 5963 and 5965).

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NGC 5965 and 5963- Galaxies in Draco, 



    
        

            William Maxwell

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