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(IAAC) Object: NGC5985 - Instrument: Newtonian 12.5" f/4.8



Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of Observation: 1996-07-21, 04:30 UT
Location: Savoy, MA, USA (42N)
Site classification: rural
Limiting magnitude: 7.3
Seeing: 4 - poor
Moon up: no
Instrument: Newtonian 12.5" f/4.8
Magnification: 55x, 122x
Filters used: none
Object: NGC5985
Category: Spiral galaxy
Constellation: Dra
Data: mag 11.1  size 5.8'
RA/DE: 15h39m  +59o20m
Description: Nice, fairly thin elongated object, with
a hint of central condensation at higher power. This
galaxy's central hub slopes gradually up from its edges.
Easy find because of it's position close to the line
between Iota and Theta Dra, and an interesting low-
power object because of it's proximity to NGC 5982,
a compact little (elliptical?) galaxy.