NGC 5907 - first light from Manciano

NGC 5907 in Draco
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This is the first light of Avogadro Observatory from Manciano sky, 10x1200s sub bin1 without any filter, no flat no dark, stacked and processed with Pixinsight.

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Image Calibration 

Center (RA, Dec): (228.949, 56.326)
Center (RA, hms): 15h 15m 47.775s
Center (Dec, dms): +56° 19' 33.368"
Size: 40.1 x 32 arcmin
Radius: 0.427 deg
Pixel scale: 0.874 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: Up is 179 degrees E of N


Splinter Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy NGC 5907 H II.759, type Sb+, in Draco

Distance 40,000.0 (kly)
Visual Brightness 10.38 (mag)
Apparent Dimension 12.3 x 1.8 (arc min)


Discovered 1788 by William Herschel. Besides M102 candidate NGC 5866, this is the second prominent member of the NGC 5866 group. As it is seen almost exactly edge-on, and is an extremely flat disc, it appears extremely elongated, shaped like a "knife edge" or a splinter, therefore its popular name. William Herschel discovered this galaxy together with NGC 5866 and several fainter galaxies in this celestial area on May 5, 1788, and cataloged it as H II.759. Supernova 1940A, which was discovered by Johnson, occurred in NGC 5907 on February 16, 1940 and reached magnitude 14.3.