Draco Galaxy Trio

Photographer
Nick Pavelchak
Email
sydney77@verizon.net
Location of photo
Altamont, NY
Date/Time of photo
June 2018
Equipment
C14Edge, AP900, SBIG10XME, Astrodon filters, Optec TCF focuser
Description
From left to right are edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 5981, elliptical galaxy NGC 5982, and face-on spiral NGC 5985. These galaxies are roughly 100 million light-years away. The faint, sharp-edged shells surrounding elliptical NGC 5982 suggests evidence of past galactic mergers. The image also shows many distant background galaxies.
Website
https://www.astrobin.com/users/sydney/

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