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Contains:  NGC 5907
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NGC 5907 - the Splinter Galaxy in Draco

Technical card

Resolution: 3301x2610

Dates:June 29, 2019

Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 30x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 30x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 36x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 30x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 13.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.02 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.31% job: 2774972

RA center: 228.970 degrees

DEC center: 56.320 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.743 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.439 degrees

Field radius: 0.434 degrees

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown


NGC 5907 is a spiral galaxy around 40 million light years distant in the constellation of Draco. It was first observed by William Herschel in 1788. NGC 5907 is often referred to as the 'Knife Edge' or 'Splinter' Galaxy.

NGC 5907 was photographed between 3 and 29 June 2019 from an imaging rig in Spain that is privately-owned and remotely-operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Lum: 36 x 600s
Red: 30 x 300s
Green: 30 x 300s
Blue: 30 x 300s

A total of 13 hours and 30 minutes exposure.

Data capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Image Processing: Steve Milne



Steve Milne
License: None (All rights reserved)



I uploaded a version showing the small part of the tidal loop we were able to capture. Thanks to Mike and Wim for encouraging me to do this.

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 5907 - the Splinter Galaxy in Draco, 


            Steve Milne