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NGC 5985
NGC 5982
NGC 5981

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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NGC Number:
NGC 5985 (top)
NGC 5982 (middle)
NGC 5981 (bottom)

Constellation:
Draco

Distance from Earth:
~104 Million Light Years
~100 Million Light Years
~100 Million Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
11.1
11.0
13.2

Size:
5.5 x 3.0 arc minutes
2.6 x 1.9 arc minutes
2.7 x 0.3 arc minutes

NGC 5985

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Date Taken:
5/2/2006

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
RCOS 16" Ritchey-Chretien
Bisque Paramoune ME
SBIG STL-11000M
Astrodon Series I Filters

Exposure Specs:
240 minutes total
Lum: 10x15 min
Red: 3x10 min
Grn: 3x10 min
Blu: 3x10 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v4
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2005, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.