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Lesson Tag: Draco

A trio of Galaxies in a Single View

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 5985 Spiral Galaxy 15h 39m 37s +59° 19′ 55″ Draco +11.1 4.0×2.0 arcmin NGC 5982 Elliptical Galaxy 15h 38m 40s +59° 21′ 21″ Draco +11.0 3.1×2.0 arcmin NGC 5981 Spiral Galaxy 15h 37m 53s +59° 23′ 32″ Draco +12.9 2.7×0.4 arcmin Overview We’re returning to Draco …

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A Pair of galaxies in Draco

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 5866 Lenticular Galaxy 15h 06m 30s +55° 45′ 48″ Draco +9.8 6.3×2.7 arcmins NGC 5907 Spiral Galaxy 15h 15m 54s +56° 19′ 45″ Draco +10.2 11.3×1.8 arcmins Overview Last month, we hunted for some double stars in the constellation of Boötes (links open new tabs). This …

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Barred Spiral Galaxy, NGC 4236

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size NGC 4236 Barred Spiral Galaxy 12h 16m 42s +69° 27′ 45″ Draco +9.7 23.5 x 6.8 arcmin. Overview This galaxy is a lot trickier proposition than seeing M5 in Challenge #1. It has a low surface brightness and it doesn’t look like a traditional galaxy – there’s …

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Caldwell 6, The Cat’s Eye Nebula

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size Cat’s Eye Nebula (Caldwell 6, NGC 6543) Planetary Nebula 17h 58m 33s +66° 37′ 59″ Draco +8.1 0.4×0.3 arcmin Overview The Cat’s Eye Nebula is one of the best and brightest planetary nebula for a small telescope to seek out. We find it nestled in the ‘neck’ …

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