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

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Meade Starfinder 8
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600 cooled mono
Mounts
Losmandy GM-8
Filters
Orion SkyGlow Imaging Filter · Blue · Green · Red
Accessories
Baader MPCC coma corrector · Rigel Systems Focuser
Software
PHD2 Guiding · Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy · Astro Pixel Processor · Adobe Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS4
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
MEADE 50mm Finder Guidescope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI120MM

Acquisition details

Dates:
April 13, 2021
Frames:
Blue: 45x75" (56' 15") bin 2x2
Green: 45x75" (56' 15") bin 2x2
Orion SkyGlow Imaging Filter: 175x75" (3h 38' 45") (gain: 139.00) -10°C bin 2x2
Red: 45x75" (56' 15") 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: 15h34m06s.10

DEC center: +56°3928

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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