Draco Trio

Draco Trio by Dan Crowson, Animas, New Mexico, UK. Equipment: SBIG STF-8300M, Astro-Tech AT12RCT.

Dan Crowson

Animas, New Mexico

Imaged over seven nights in March, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/25308020234/sizes/l

The Draco Trio consists of NGC 5981 (edge-on spiral at the right), 5982 (elliptical in the center) and 5985 (face-on spiral at the left). All are located approximately 100 million light-years away.

Luminance – 27x600s – 270 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

390 minutes total exposure – 6 hours 30 minutes