A galaxy “array” in Draco

Photographer
bw_ecom1@earthlink.net
Email
bw_ecom1@earthlink.net
Location of photo
Anza, CA
Date/Time of photo
4/17, 6/15/2015
Equipment
12.5" PlaneWave telescope and Quantum-Scientific QSI-640ws camera
Description
The Draco Trio is a collection of galaxies showing an unusual assortment of shapes in a single field of view. The galaxies are cataloged as NGC 5981, 5982, and 5985, going from left to right. Both 5981 and 5985 are barred spirals, while 5982 is an elliptical galaxy with a suggestion of shell structure.
Website
http://www.oc-aisig.org/zenphoto/index.php?album=Astronomy-Images&image=dracotrio_lrgb_4_crop_final.jpg
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