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Draco trio

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About this observation
Observer
David Swan
Time of observation
05/10/2017 - 21:01
Object
NGC 5981, 5982, and 5985
Observing location
Tynemouth, UK
Equipment
Scope: 200mm SCT at f/6.3
Camera: ASI178MM. Baader UV/IR cut
Software: Firecapture and DeepSkyStacker
Exposure
160 x 5s
Tags

Time stated is UT. Unfortunately my need to recuperate from a nasty cold put paid to my recording the Triton occultation, but early on I had a first attempt at imaging this fairly well-known triplet of galaxies in Draco. Not an award winning photo - but isn't it amazing to see three galaxies so close together in the sky! The width of the image is circa 20 arcmin.

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