In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.
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NGC 5963 + NGC 5965 (Galaxy)
Right ascension: 15h 34m Declination: 56 35'
Constellation: Draco
Date/time: 2010.06.06 22:00 UT
Equipment: 12" f/5 Newtonian
FoV: 33' Magnification and filter(s): 100x
Seeing: 4/10 Transparency: 4/5
Location: Ndasdladny, Hungary
Observer: Ferenc Lovr

From the two galaxies the NGC 5963 is the brighter and displays a faint star-like core. The NGC 5965 is rather homogeneous with constant surface brightness, yet its Southern side seem to be a little bit brighter than the rest. Later on I've checked some photographs and now it seems that I've seen only the very central features of the NGC 5963.

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