Wednesday, May 11, 2016

imaged the Splinter (Halifax)

The BGO robot imaged NGC 5907 for me. The Splinter Galaxy in Draco, near the Boötes border. One of the RASC Finest NGCs. Wow. Beautiful, just beautiful. Look at that needle shape. Good round stars in this image...

RASC Finest edge-on Splinter Galaxy luminance

Luminance only, 60 seconds subexposures, 10 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET. North is up; left is east.

I see a bright but small, mottled oval near the top-right of the image (north-west of the big galaxy). SkyTools 3 Pro says that's PGC 54419.

I'm getting the impression there are dozens of distant galaxies in the background... I'm not going to catalog them. ST3P alone shows 8 LEDA galaxies! Wow.


Processed in full colour.


Wikipedia link: NGC 5907.

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