(IAAC) Obj: NGC5981, NGC5982, NGC5985 - Inst: C9.25"

Observation Poster: Glenn Talbert <glenn_talbert@yahoo.com>
Observer: Glenn Talbert
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: June 13, 2004 / 0100-0200 PDT
Location of site: Chico, CA. (Lat 39N, Elev )
Site classification: Suburban
Sky darkness: 9 <1-10 Scale (10 best)>
Seeing: 7 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: C9.25"
Magnification: 138x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC5981, NGC5982, NGC5985
Category: Group of galaxies.
Constellation: Draco
Data: mag   size 
Position: RA :  DEC :
Not known if these galaxies are related however they do fit nicely in
a 138x fov. All three galaxies are spaced about 6' apart from each
other in a stright row.
Described from east to west:
NGC 5985, large, oval shape, pretty faint, low surface brightness (sbr
14.0), large diffused core can be seen with difficulty.
NGC 5982, brightest of the three, small, round, with a nearly stellar
core with a diffused halo..
NGC 5981, difficult object, could barly hold using adverted vision,
very faint with a hint of elongation.
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