The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature, the players on the other side is hidden from us.
/ Thomas Henry Huxley /

In memoriam Halton C. Arp (1927-2013).

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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
SQM: m/as2 Temperature: C
Humidity: Wind:
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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