Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  NGC 5906  ·  NGC 5907
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NGC 5906/NGC 5907 The Knife Edge Galaxy, 



    
        

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NGC 5906/NGC 5907 The Knife Edge Galaxy

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NGC 5906/NGC 5907 The Knife Edge Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron EdgeHD 9.25" · Celestron 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD QHY183M · QHY367C
Mounts
Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G
Filters
Astronomik L2 UV/IR Cut
Accessories
MoonLite Mini V2 Controller · Rigel Systems Stepper Motor · Spike-a Flat Fielder · Baader Planetarium UFC · Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Micro Focuser · QHYCCD PoleMaster · Starizona HyperStar 3 for EdgeHD 925
Software
SynScan Pro · PixInsight 1.8.5 · Lightroom CC · Astro Pixel Processor · Metaguide 5.2.6 · Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Astromania 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5III178 M

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 3, 2019 ·  May 23, 2019
Frames:
Astronomik L2 UV/IR Cut: 385x60" (6h 25')
Integration:
6h 25'
Avg. Moon age:
23.69 days
Avg. Moon phase:
40.47%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00
Mean SQM:
19.69

RA center: 15h15m49s.777

DEC center: +56°2004.89

Pixel scale: 0.917 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.299 degrees

Field radius: 0.471 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2944x2238

Locations: Backyard, Parrish, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

325x60" Luminance with QHY183M and Edge 9.25 + Hyperstar

60x60" RGB OSC with QHY367C and RASA 11

This edge-on galaxy in Draco is interesting in that there are some wild tidal streams that were discovered in the 2000s (see: https://bit.ly/2EuSOXA - lots of cool info and a simulation on these). These are remnants of a satellite galaxy and it shows the orbit around it as it was ripped apart. I set out to try and capture those, and they proved to be REALLY faint, just barely capturing a bit of it. I am probably limited by light pollution for this and could get more from a dark site.

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Description: crop on galaxy

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NGC 5906/NGC 5907 The Knife Edge Galaxy, 



    
        

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