Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5907
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NGC 5907, 


NGC 5907
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NGC 5907

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC12

Imaging cameras: Atik 4000

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: GSO RC12

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: AP CCDT67

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Baader Planetarium B 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium G 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium R 36mm  ·  Baader Planetarium L 36mm

Dates:June 11, 2016July 1, 2016July 2, 2016July 3, 2016

Baader Planetarium B 36mm: 20x450" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium G 36mm: 20x450" bin 2x2
Baader Planetarium L 36mm: 59x900" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium R 36mm: 20x450" bin 2x2

Integration: 22.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.17 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.99%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1165683

RA center: 15h 15' 53"

DEC center: +56° 19' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.957 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.914 degrees

Field radius: 0.338 degrees

Resolution: 1800x1800

Locations: Observatorio remoto Tomas Lopez en AstroCamp, Nerpio, Albacete, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: AstroCamp


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 NGC 5866 Group.

NGC 5907 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 as the Knife Edge or Splinter galaxy.

The galaxy was discovered in 1788 by William Herschel. Supernova 1940A was in this galaxy.

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NGC 5907,