Draco Galaxy Trio
Galaxy trio in Draco
This trio of galaxies in Draco is very interesting because of the different morphologies of the three members. NGC-5985 (far right) is a face-on type SAB spiral, over 200,000 light years in diameter. NGC-5982 (middle) is a type E-3 elliptical galaxy and is over 100,000 light years in diameter. NGC-5981 (far left) is an edge-on type SB spiral galaxy. These three galaxies lie approximately 130 million light years from Earth. They were discovered by Sir William Herschel in 1788.
This image was obtained on May 28th, 2022, and is a 1 hour 30 minute integration of 3 minute exposures through the C-11 using the Starizona f/6.3 reducer/corrector III and the ZWO 2600MC Pro one-shot color CMOS camera, operating at -15 degrees below ambient and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink,
Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.