ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland

 

   NGC 5963 - Galaxy in Draco

NGC 5963                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

             IMAGE INFORMATION
22 May 2006
120 min. Total
10 min. Sub-Exposures
Unfiltered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

                      PROCESSING
Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

                        LOCATION
Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet

 

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The central area of this galaxy is very bright but the outer regions are exceedingly faint.  NGC 5965, also in the FOV, has a large red shift compared to NGC 5963.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2006

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