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Contains:  NGC 5906, NGC 5907
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NCG 5906 The Splinter Galaxy, 


NCG 5906 The Splinter Galaxy
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NCG 5906 The Splinter Galaxy

Technical card

Dates:Feb. 24, 2020

Astronomik Blue 1.25": 100x60" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Green 1.25": 100x60" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2
Optolong L-Pro 1.25": 130x60" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2
Astronomik Red 1.25": 100x60" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 7.2 hours

Darks: ~60

Flats: ~60

Flat darks: ~60

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 0.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Mean FWHM: 1.80 job: 3292941

RA center: 15h 15' 52"

DEC center: +56° 20' 9"

Pixel scale: 0.950 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 60.534 degrees

Field radius: 0.304 degrees

Resolution: 1896x1310

Locations: SkyShed roll-off, Upper Providence, PA, United States

Data source: Backyard


The image is posted as a work in progress. Despite being taken in near moonless conditions, processing failed to remove a degree of graininess in the details. Different PixInsight steps may be required, or perhaps more imaging using a lower gain setting will help improve this object.



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NCG 5906 The Splinter Galaxy, 



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Broadband under Bortle 7/8/9