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Galaxy Trio NGC 5985, NGC 5982, NGC 5981 in Draco

 

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Galaxy Trio NGC 5985, NGC 5982, NGC 5981 in Draco

This nice triplet of galaxies is located in the constellation Draco. From left to right, you can see NGC 5985, 5982 and 5982. Mouseover to see the NGC identification.

Coordinates of NGC 5985

Right Ascension 15 : 39.6 (h:m)
Declination +59 : 20 (deg:m)
Distance 120 (Mly)
Visual Brightness 11.0 (mag)
Apparent Dimension 5.5 (arc min)

Seeing: Good - Pickering 7 rating
Optic(s): TL APO refractor 90/600 @ f/6.7
Mount: ASA DDM 85 - operated by my friend Emil Ivanov
Camera: Artemis Art 4021 - monochrome CCD – 2048 x 2048 px ; 16x16 mm; 7.4 µm x 7.4 µm
Filters: Astronomics LRGB Set, SupaSlim TrueTechnology Computerized Filter Wheel
Dates/Times: 2011-08-26 UT22:10:15
Location: Rozhen Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 19", latitude: N 41 41' 51"
Exposure Details:

L = 15 min, R = 20 min, G = 15 min and B = 15 min, Subexposures = 5 min, Total Exposure Time - 65 min

More details: Dark frames reduction
Guiding: None
Processing:

AIP4Win / PixInsight / PS

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