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NGC 5965 a 5963 - galaxies in Draco

NGC 5965 


An interesting pair of spiral galaxies NGC 5965 (edge-on) and NGC 5963 (face-on) is situated in the constellation Draco. While NGC 5965  (huge, with diameter of about 250.000 light years) is located at a distance 150 million light-years from Earth, much smaller NGC 5963 with extraordinarily faint blue spiral arms (~ a low surface brightness galaxy and difficult target) "only" some 40 MLY.



Optics:       NoName Newton 192/800
                   +GPU c.c.

amera:    Atik One 6
Filters:        LRGB Baader

Mount:      SW AZEQ-5
Guider:       Lacerta MGEN

Exposure:  73x5 min. (L)
12x5 min. (R, G, B each), bin 2x2
Software:  PixInsight, Photoshop
26.-28.6.  2019