NGC 5907 (UGC 9801) Galaxy in Draco

Located at: RA 15 hours 15 minutes 54 seconds, Dec +56 degrees 19 minutes 38 seconds

Size: 12.9' x 1.3' Magnitude: 11.1 blue Class: SA(s)c: sp HII:

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Deep Sky filter, 510 minutes (51 x 10 minute subs), 05/16/17/18/2008; seeing 2.2-3.7 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.3.2, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes: See the 14.5" version.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 5907

NGC 5907 = UGC 09801 = MCG +09-25-040 = CGCG 274-038 = CGCG 297-010 = Ho 704a = 
FGC 1875 = LGG 396-003 = N5906 = PGC 54470
15 15 53.3 +56 19 44
V = 10.3;  Size 12.6x1.4;  SB = 13.3;  PA = 155d

17.5": fairly bright, extremely large edge-on 9:1 NNW-SSE, extends to roughly 
13'x1.5'.  Contains a bright core with an almost stellar nucleus.  A mag 14 star 
lies 1.1' W of center.

13": very large, very elongated, narrow streak, bright core, faint star is W of 
the core.

- by Steve Gottlieb