NGC 5985 5982 5981 in Draco



Scope: FSQ-106N 106 mm refractor at f/5, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA  3 May 2013  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 13 x 6 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 10 x 3.5 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization, central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. Final color Calibration with eXcalibrator. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1600x1200.

North is up in this image. This grouping of galaxies is sometimes called the Draco Trio as they are located in the constellation of Draco. From left to right, the three predominant objects are NGC 5985, NGC 5982, and NGC 5981.   This image replaces an earlier image that can be seen in the Archives here.  Horizontal FOV is about 55'.  

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 15h 38m 42.0s Dec: +5921'00" 



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