NGC 5981/82/85 (Draco Triplet)

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the galaxies NGC 5981 (spiral), NGC 5982 (elliptical), and NGC 5985 (spiral) (Draco triplet) in the constellation Draco.

 

Introduction

The galaxies NGC 5981 (spiral), NGC 5982 (elliptical), and NGC 5985 (spiral) in the constellation Draco form the Draco triplet.

NGC 5981      NGC 5982      NGC 5985
Size: 2.7' x 0.4' (SkySafari)
Distance: 170 million light years (SkySafari)
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  Size: 3.1' x 2.0' (SkySafari)
Distance: 120 million light years (SkySafari)
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  Size: 4.0' x 2.0' (SkySafari)
Distance: 180 million light years (SkySafari)
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Map

The elliptical galaxy NGC 5982 in the constellation Draco (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

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NGC 5981/82/85* - May 31, 2021

 

NGC 5981/82/85 - May 31, 2021, photo left processed (Polarr)

*) From top to bottom: NGC 5981, NGC 5982, NGC 5985

 

My Own Observations

Observations May 2021

 

References

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