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Contains:  NGC 5965, NGC 5963
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NGC 5963 and NGC 5965

Technical card

Resolution: 1664x1988

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

Astrodon 50 mm G: 8x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm B: 12x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm L: 25x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 50mm R: 12x900" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 14.2 hours

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 job: 3091651

RA center: 15h 33' 42"

DEC center: +56° 36' 54"

Pixel scale: 0.468 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.304 degrees

Field radius: 0.168

Locations: KG Observatory, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard


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"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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NGC 5963 and NGC 5965,