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NGC 5987

This edge-on spiral galaxy is located in the constellation Draco.

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Last Updated: 24-Apr-2014

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Meade 16in LX200 telescope operating at f/10

SBIG ST8E CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

40-50 mph winds made the seeing poor and shook the telescope pier significantly.

The diagonal lines are due to a bright star out of the field.

FWHM = 2.7 arcseconds

Luminance = 40 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 30 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Larry and Ivan Schwab/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF