Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5963  ·  NGC 5965
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NGC 5963 and NGC 5965, 



    
        

            KuriousGeorge
NGC 5963 and NGC 5965
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NGC 5963 and NGC 5965

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NGC 5963 and NGC 5965, 



    
        

            KuriousGeorge
NGC 5963 and NGC 5965
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NGC 5963 and NGC 5965

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Planewave CDK24

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 16803

Mounts: Planewave L600

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar

Focal reducers: None

Software: Planewave PWI3  ·  Planewave PWI4  ·  PixInsight 1.8  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS3  ·  PHD Guiding 2  ·  CCDWare CCD Inspector  ·  Maxim DL6  ·  Neat Image V7

Filters: Astrodon 50mm B  ·  Astrodon 50mm R  ·  Astrodon 50mm L  ·  Astrodon 50 mm G

Accessory: FLI CFW-5-7  ·  Astrodon Monster MOAG  ·  Hedrick Focuser  ·  Planewave Delta-T  ·  Planewave EFA


Dates:May 28, 2019May 30, 2019June 1, 2019June 2, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon 50 mm G: 8x900" (2h) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm B: 12x900" (3h) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm L: 25x900" (6h 15') -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm R: 12x900" (3h) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 14h 15'

Darks: 20

Flats: 80

Flat darks: 80

Bias: 20

Avg. Moon age: 26.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.72%

Mean SQM: 21.70

Mean FWHM: 1.80


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3366238

RA center: 15h33m42s

DEC center: +56°3654

Pixel scale: 0.468 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.304 degrees

Field radius: 0.168 degrees


Resolution: 1664x1988

Locations: KG Observatory, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

New processing of my prior image at https://www.astrobin.com/408449/B/...

"Contrasting in color and orientation, NGC 5965 is nearly edge-on to our line of sight and dominated by yellow hues, while bluish NGC 5963 is closer to face-on. NGC 5965 is about 150 million light-years distant and over 200,000 light-years across. Much smaller, NGC 5963 is a mere 40 million light-years away and so is not associated with the edge-on spiral. Difficult to follow, NGC 5963's extraordinarily faint blue spiral arms mark it as a low surface brightness galaxy."

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Description: Raised black level a bit.

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NGC 5963 and NGC 5965, 



    
        

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