NGC 5907

"The Splinter", an edge-on Spiral Galaxy

Exposure:                   L = 180 min 1x1, RGB 60 min each
Date:                           April 17, 26, 2009.
Comments:                 The tiny blue spiral galaxy to the upper right of NGC 5907 is  PGC 54419 (mag = 16.4). 

The main object in this image is surrounded by a system of extremely dim loops which are not visible in this image despite its total exposure time of six hours. There are a few other extremely dim and tiny galaxies scattered around that are visible. Of course, all the individual stars in this image are relatively closer to us (within our Milky Way galaxy).

                

Don Scott

The Holin A. Grotch Observatory

                            

 

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