Object: Galaxies NGC 5981, -82, and -85         Constell: DRA

RA: 15h 37.89m          Decl: +59° 23.6' (-81)  Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size:                   Type: 

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Jyväskylä, Finland
Date/Time: 16./17.9.1993, 22.50 

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 133x              Filter:
Field: 22               NE Lim.mag: 5.5m 
Background sky: 2-3     Seeing: 3 
Weather: Good, Cold. No Moon.      

Brightness:             Alt: 45°
NGC 5981 (13.0m (v), 3'x0.5', Sc?, Br5): Very faint, estim. mag.
13,5. Edge-on, elliptical 4:1. Not concentrated (or this is the
core). A 10th magn. star is 2,5' NW. 

NGC 5982 (11.1m (v), 2.6'x2.0', E3, Br2): Brightest in group,
visible at 40x as a very small glow. 133x: About 2', rounds,
strongly concentrated. Surrounded by a few 14th mag. stars. 

NGC 5985 (11.0m (v), 5.5'x3.0', SAB(r)ab, Br3): Quite bright
(estim. mag. 11,5) but large making the surface brightness quite
low. Elliptical 2:1. Slightly concentrated. Two mag. 11,5 star
near: One 4' N and another 3' E.