NGC 5907 Hampshire Astronomical Group Picture Of The Month February 2021
NGC 5907 (also known as Knife Edge Galaxy or Splinter Galaxy) is a spiral galaxy located approximately 50 million light years from Earth in the constellation Draco. It is seen edge-on, hence the "knife edge" appearance.
TARGET Nomenclature: NGC 5907, Knife Edge Galaxy, Splinter Galaxy. Right Ascension: 15:15:56 Declination: +56:19:44 Size: 1.4 x 12.7 arc min
EQUIPMENT USED APM TMB LZOS 152 refractor 10Micron GM2000 HPS mount QSI6120 CCD camera Astrodon filters
IMAGE CAPTURE Luminance: 56x600 bin 1x1, 7x1800 bin 1x1 Red: 21x300 bin 1x1 Green: 21x300 bin 1x1 Blue: 16x300 bin 1x1 Total integration: 17.7 hours Pixel scale: 0.533 arcsec/pixel Field radius: 0.371 degrees Capture dates: 16-18 May 2020 Capture location: Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain