NGC 5981, NGC 5982, NGC 5985 (Draco Triplet)

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Date: March, 2011
Location: Elizabeth, CO. Mag 5.5 skies, alt ~6500 ft

16" f/4.9 Newtonian, Pegasus Optics primary

6" f/4.4 Newtonian, Parks optics

Mount: MI-500 w/ Astrophysics AP1200 GOTO computer control
Exposure Durations: 

Luminance = 180 mins on 16" using a STL-11000M

Color = 165 mins on 6" using a ST-4000XCM, concurrently collected during luminance collection

Seeing: ~2.5"
Comments: Processed using Maxim, Registar, CCDStack and Corel's PhotoPaint X4. NGC 5985 is the spiral galaxy at upper right, NGC 5982 is the elliptical galaxy at center and NGC 5981 is the edge-on galaxy at lower left

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