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Contains:  NGC 5907, NGC5906, NGC5907
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NGC 5907, 


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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:TEC 140

Imaging camera:QSI 690WSG-8

Mount:Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding camera:Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software:PHD2 GuidingPixinsight 1.8Sequence Generator SGPro


Accessory:Field Flattener for TEC 140

Dates:July 22, 2017July 23, 2017July 25, 2017July 26, 2017July 27, 2017July 28, 2017July 29, 2017

B: 16x600" bin 2x2
G: 17x600" bin 2x2
L: 44x1200" bin 1x1
R: 17x600" bin 2x2

Integration: 23.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.44% job: 1705486

RA center: 15h 16' 1"

DEC center: +56° 20' 24"

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.245 degrees

Field radius: 0.362 degrees

Resolution: 2735x2188

Locations: Dark Sky Site, Groveland, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard


New image from a week in July in the Sierras: the galaxy NGC 5907..took me a week of constant imaging through wildfire smoke to get this. It's in the constellation Draco.

from Wikipedia:
NGC 5907 (also known as Knife Edge Galaxy or Splinter Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy located approximately 50 million light years from Earth. The galaxy was discovered in 1788 by William Herschel.

It's a warped spiral galaxy from some previous interaction with another galaxy..there are faint star tidal streams around it..I tried to get these streams with 20 minute exposures but still pretty can see a bit of one of the streams to the left of the galaxy.



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NGC 5907,