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NGC 5907 Splinter Galaxy, 





    
        

            Jerry Macon
NGC 5907 Splinter Galaxy

NGC 5907 Splinter Galaxy

Technical card

Resolution: 2972x2160

Dates:May 27, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Gen 2 L 36mm: 144x60" (gain: 99.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen 2 RGB 36mm: 143x60" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.87 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 10.00

Astrometry.net job: 2719349

RA center: 228.962 degrees

DEC center: 56.337 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.701 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.120 degrees

Field radius: 0.358 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Images from the following two scopes (piggybacked) contributed to this image:
AG12+ASI1600MM at .70 asec/pix
TV127is+ASI183MM at .75 asec/pix.
They were all registered to the best R image taken on the AG12.
Using L from the TV NP127is refractor effectively eliminates the spikes from the AG12.

NGC 5907 (also known as Knife Edge Galaxy or Splinter Galaxy) 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.

NGC5907 has long been considered a prototypical example of a warped spiral in relative isolation. 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.

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

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Jerry Macon
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NGC 5907 Splinter Galaxy, 





    
        

            Jerry Macon