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Contains:  NGC 5866, NGC 5867
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NGC 5866 Spindle Galaxy, 


            Derek Santiago
NGC 5866 Spindle Galaxy
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Technical card

Dates:May 13, 2020

Frames: 72x300" bin 0x0

Integration: 6.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 60.73%

Basic astrometry details job: 3518072

RA center: 15h 6' 29"

DEC center: +55° 45' 50"

Pixel scale: 0.928 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 273.068 degrees

Field radius: 0.125 degrees

Resolution: 714x656

Data source: Backyard


This is a Center Crop as the galaxy is quite small. Full image at the link.

NGC 5866 is a lenticular (spiral?) galaxy with a prominent dust lane. It is 44 million light years distant in the constellation Draco. It is felt likely to be Messier 102, though there is uncertainty regarding the position.

Imaging Camera: QSI640wsg
Imaging Scope: Celestron 9.25"Edge HD at f/7
Guide Camera: SX Lodestarx2
Mount: Avalon M-Uno Fast Reverse
Filters: Astrodon Gen II LRGB
Exposure: 180 min Lum, 5min subs binx1, 60 min each RGB, 2.5 minute subs binx2.
Capture: APT
Processing: CCD Stack and PS CC
Date: 5/13/20
Sky conditions: Average seeing, bortle white skies, SQM 17.35 mag/arc-sec2
Location: My front driveway. Morristown, NJ



Derek Santiago
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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NGC 5866 Spindle Galaxy, 


            Derek Santiago