Waid Observatory

Object: NGC 5907 - The Splinter Galaxy
Date: April 15 & 17, 2015 - Location: Denton, TX
Telescope: ATRC12 - Camera: ST10-XME
Exposure: Lum = 3 hours - RG&B = 1 hour each (All Binned 2X2)
Guided using Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider (ONAG)

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NGC 5907


NGC 5907 - The Splinter Galaxy

NGC 5907 is a spiral galaxy and is oriented almost exactly edge on as viewed from our Earthly location. It is very flat with little central budge. Due to its flatness and edge on prospective it is known as The Splinter or Knife Edge Galaxy. The galaxy is composed of mostly smaller dwarf stars with very few giant stars. The galaxy is located in the constellation Draco at an estimated distance of approximately 50 million light-years.

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