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NGC5907 / Splinter galaxy

Classification: Sprial Galaxy, NGC5907, H759-2
Constellation: Draco (DRA)
Object Location: Ra 15h 16m 21s Dec +56° 16’22” (current)
Size & Distance: 12.6 x 1.4 @ Mag 11. Apx 50 Million light years.

Date & Location: 06-03-2016 Palomar Mountain, CA.
Exposure: LRGB, 45,40,40,40. L=9x5, RGB=4x10 ea. (bin 1x1)
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL @ f/7.36 using an Astro-Physics 160FF, F/L 1325mm
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO / ATS 10x36 pier.
Camera: FLI-MLx694 @-20c / FLI CFW2-7 / FLI-Atlas focuser / Guided by SBIG ST-I / w OAG.
Filters: Astrodon G2 LRGB
Software: MaxImDL 6.10, Photoshop CS5, CCDStack 2.82, Topaz Labs.

Notes: Sky conditions: Average seeing, no wind, Temp 60°
Image Field of view is 19.3 x 14.5 arcmin.

NGC 5907 is also known as the Knife Edge or Splinter galaxy and has long been considered a prototypical example of a warped spiral in relative isolation. 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. (Wikipedia)