Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5906  ·  NGC 5907
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NGC5907 Galaxy
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NGC5907 Galaxy

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C11 Celestron

Imaging cameras: 40D Canon

Mounts: CGEM Celestron

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 80mm EON Orion

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shooter

Software: photoshop  ·  Noel'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: 3296340

RA center: 15h 15' 47"

DEC center: +56° 21' 50"

Pixel scale: 2.427 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 119.215 degrees

Field radius: 0.322 degrees


Resolution: 800x524

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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