NGC 5907 (Draco)

Object: Constellation: Coordinates: Size: Brightness:
NGC 5907 Dra 15h16m / +5620' 12.6' x 1.4' 10.4mag

The spiral galaxy NGC 5907 (Knife Edge Galaxy, Splinter Galaxy) in the constellation Draco on June 1, 2019 and on June 26/27, 2019. The edge-on galaxy NGC 5907 is approximately 40 million light years from earth, measures 150'000 light-years in diameter and was discovered by the German-British astronomer William Herschel in 1788 (source: Wikipedia).

Fourty-six exposures of approximately 3 minutes at ISO 800 were added for this shot with the DeepSkyStacker software and the final image processing was done in Photoshop. The total exposure time is 2 hours 18 minutes.
Equipment: Canon EOS 450Da camera, TeleVue ParaCorr Type II coma corrector, 16" f/4.5 dobsonian telescope "Ninja" riding on a dual-axis Tom Osypowski equatorial platform, Lacerta MGEN autoguider, Lacerta off axis system (field of view comparison: image of the moon with the same equipment).

Search chart for NGC 5907. Map © 2019 "The Mag-7 Star Atlas Project", Map is slightly modified. The map can be downloaded here .