The Splinter Galaxy (NGC 5907)

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Tuesday, May 26, 2009
by Craig and Tammy Temple

NGC 5907 is a magnitude 10.4 edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Draco. It was discovered in 1788 by William Herschel. This 3.5 hour image was taken over two nights, May 18 and 19, 2009. The temperatures were 62° F & 67° F, respectively.

  • Celestron C8 SCT with Celestron f/6.3 FR/FF

  • Atlas EQ-G w/EQASCOM, Guided

  • Canon 350D (self-modified) w/Astronomik EOS Clip IR filter + 2" Hutech IDAS LPS filter

  • Best 71/81 180s @ ISO 1600

  • Captured/Calibrated/Registered/Stacked/Initial processing in ImagesPlus 3.75

  • Post processed in Photoshop CS4/Gradient XTerminator/Noise Ninja/Carboni's Tools

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