NGC5907 Galaxy in Draco

(RA 15h 15.9m , Dec. +56 20', 10.3 mag., 11.5 x 1.7 arcmin.)

This is a beautiful. needle-like edge-on system located close to M102 (NGC5866) and about 3 SSW of i Draconis (see finder chart below).

The above image was taken on May 12, 2001 from Harrowsmith, Ontario. Cookbook 245 LDC camera was used on Celestron Ultima 8 SCT with f6.3 focal reducer. Telescope was autoguided with Cookbook 211 LDC camera on a piggybacked 500mm f8 telephoto lens. White exposures (4 x 240 sec.) were combined using AIP4WIN.

North is to the right.

Map created in Guide 7.0 - 745' x 10. North is up.

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