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Contains:  NGC 5906, NGC 5907
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NGC5907 Galaxy, 



    
        

            AlBroxton
NGC5907 Galaxy
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NGC5907 Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C11 Celestron

Imaging camera:40D Canon

Mount:CGEM Celestron

Guiding telescope or lens:80mm EON Orion

Guiding camera:Orion Star Shooter

Software:photoshopNoel's Tools


Dates:May 7, 2011

Frames: 26x120"

Integration: 0.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.99 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.95%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 617049

RA center: 15h 15' 47"

DEC center: +56° 21' 50"

Pixel scale: 2.398 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 60.764 degrees

Field radius: 0.326 degrees


Resolution: 825x529

Locations: Leesburg home, Leesburg , Florida, United States

Description

NGC 5907 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 50 million light years from Earth. It has an anomalously low metallicity and few detectable giant stars, being apparently composed almost entirely of dwarf stars. It is a member of the NGC5866 Group. NGC5907 has long been considered a prototypical example of a warped spiral in relative isolation. Then in 2006, an international team of astronomers announced the presence of an extended tidal stream surrounding the galaxy that challenges this picture and suggests the gravitational perturbations induced by the stream progenitor may be the cause for the warp. NGC 5907 is also known at the Knife Edge or Splinter galaxy. The galaxy was discovered in 1788 by William Herschel.
Observation Notes : Bright, large, very much elongated, bright middle at 100X. At 200X the core is gradually brighter with a stellar nucleus.

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