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NGC 5965

NGC 5965 is the edge-on spiral galaxy to the left, while the galaxy to the upper right is NGC 5963. Both located in the constellation Draco, NGC 5965 is about 150 million lightyears away and NGC 5963 is only around 40 million lightyears away. Back in 2006, these two galaxies made APOD.

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Last Updated: 24-Apr-2014

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20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the very dim and very bright details of

the image simultaneously.

Luminance = 105 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 20 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Chas Sourek and Diana Hartrampf/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF