NGC5985, Galaxy in Draco

 

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Description: This spiral galaxy stands out very nicely against many smaller and fainter background galaxies.
  
Exposure Data: 6/7,8/2003.  LRGB: 17x10m, 5x10m, 5x10m, 5x10m. RGB binned 2x2. 
-10C, 0.49 arc-sec./pixel.
 
Processing: Acquired via Sequencer in Maxim, reduced and aligned in Mira. double size, Sigma Reject combine,  RGB combine in Maxim. Lum 3 iterations in CCDSharp. LLRGB assembled with curves, levels and other adjustments in Photoshop.  SGBNR applied. 
 
Optical System: 12.5 Ritchey-Chretien @ F/9, ST-10XME NABG/CFW-8A CCD camera, Paramount ME.  AO-7 guided.
 
Comments: Seeing was 2.4 arc-sec., deconvolved to 1.8 arc-sec.  Sky background was 20.2 mag/arcsec2.