NGC 5907 - first light from Manciano
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.
|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|
|Pixel scale:||0.874 arcsec/pixel|
|Orientation:||Up is 179 degrees E of N|
Spiral Galaxy NGC 5907 H II.759, type Sb+, in Draco
|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.