The Draco Group (NGC 5981, NGC 5982, and NGC 5985)

Posted by azstarman01
on Saturday, July 9, 2011

This is a galaxy trio called The Draco Group. It is a trio of galaxies in the constellation Draco. They are about 100 million light years from earth and are comprised of two barred spiral galaxies; one face on (NGC 5985) and the other edge on (NGC 5981). The third member of the trio is a face on elliptical galaxy (NGC 5982). They are all about 100 million light years from earth. In the picture the galaxies from left to right are NGC 5985, NGC 5982, and NGC 5981).


Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM

Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)

Camera: SBIG ST-8300M

Mount: AP900 GTO

Luminance: 11x10 minutes

Red: 6x10 minutes

Green: 6x10 minutes

Blue: 6x10 minutes




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