NGC 5905 (UGC 9797) and NGC 5908 (UGC 9805) Galaxies in Draco

Center of field at approximately: RA 15 hours 16 minutes 05 seconds, Dec +55 degrees 28 minutes 06 seconds

Size: 4.7' x 3.6' and 3.2' x 1.6' Magnitude: 12.5 photographic and 12.8 blue Class: SB(r)b; HII and SA(s)b: sp (Sb)*

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 670 minutes (67 x 10 minute subs), 05/23/24/25/27/28/2015; seeing 2.2-3.3 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:* As usual, keeping away from the moon by imaging towards the north. NGC 5905 to the northwest (upper right).

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5905
NGC 5905 = UGC 09797 = MCG +09-25-038 = CGCG 274-036 = LGG 395-003 = PGC 54445
15 15 23.3 +55 31 02
V = 11.7;  Size 4.0x2.6;  SB = 14.1;  PA = 135d

17.5": moderately bright, moderately large, bright core, elongated 3:2 NW-SE.  A 
mag 14 star lies 1.6' E of center.  N5908 lies 12' SE.

13": fairly faint, moderately large, slightly elongated ~N-S, diffuse halo 
increases to brighter core.

- by Steve Gottlieb

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5908
NGC 5908 = UGC 09805 = MCG +09-25-041 = CGCG 274-039 = LGG 395-004 = PGC 54522
15 16 43.4 +55 24 34
V = 11.8;  Size 3.2x1.2;  SB = 13.2;  PA = 154d

17.5": moderately bright, fairly small, very elongated 5:2 NNW-SSE, 2.5'x1', 
weak concentration.  A mag 11 star lies 3.4' NW of center on a line parallel 
with the major axis.  Forms an interesting pair with N5905 12' NW.

13": fairly bright, fairly small, edge-on, brighter along major axis.  Forms a 
pair with N5905.

- by Steve Gottlieb

* NED classification.