NGC 5907

 

NGC 5907 (also referred to as the "knife edge galaxy" or the "splinter galaxy,) is a nearly edge on, spiral galaxy located approximately 50 million light-years distant in the constellation Draco.  This galaxy was first discovered by William Herschel in 1788.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_5907

 

ABOUT THE IMAGE

DATE/TIME:  The evening of May 4th, 2011.

CAMERA:  Canon XSI, 450Dm

TELESCOPE:  Orion 100mm ED refractor @ F/18

ISO SETTING:  800

EXPOSURES:  15

EXPOSURE LENGTH:  500sec.

TOTAL EXPOSURE LENGTH:  2hrs. 5min.

SUBTRACTIONS:  10 darkframes, 10 bias frames

CAPTURE SOFTWARE:  MaximDL

STACKING SOFTWARE:  Deep Sky Stacker

PROCESSING:  Photoshop CS3

 

 

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