Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5987  ·  NGC5987  ·  PGC2573189
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NGC 5987, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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NGC 5987

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NGC 5987, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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NGC 5987

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 11

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  Celestron OAG  ·  MoonLite Focuser for EdgeHD 11


Dates:April 13, 2020April 14, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 60x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 59.90%


Astrometry.net job: 3503323

RA center: 15h 39' 57"

DEC center: +58° 4' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.281 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.382 degrees

Field radius: 0.168 degrees


Resolution: 3361x2673

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This object is a spiral galaxy located 150 million light years away in the constellation of Draco at a declination of +58 degrees. This galaxy spans 4 arc-minutes in our apparent view, which corresponds to an actual diameter of 180,000 light years.

I love the numerous distinct dust lanes that surround the core of this galaxy. On the lower right side, a dust lane appears to extend out radially, which I have rarely seen before.

Many distant faint galaxies are seen in the background.

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