NGC5907 Splinter Galaxy

Imaged with a modded canon 1000D through a celestron C8 sct, with a 0.63 focal reducer and a cls filter in the train. Starshoot autoguided through a 60mm takahashi refractor.

23x10min lights. Darks, flats, darkflats and offsets used. Stacked in DSS with 2x drizzle and finally processed in photoshop.


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  • 5y

    Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
    (RA, Dec) center:(228.97991735, 56.3265353924) degrees
    (RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(15:15:55.180, +56:19:35.527)
    Orientation:-84.19 deg E of N

    Pixel scale:1.59 arcsec/pixel

    Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")
    Field size :27.17 x 18.92 arcminutes
    Your field contains:
    NGC 5906
    NGC 5907

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  • 5y

    Good color and some detail in there too , maybe a bit to smoothed for my taste but its a cool shot still.
  • Paul Cannon 5y

    Cheers Erik, this has been a difficult task with many hours of failure and some of success. This is my learning curve to imaging galaxies, and the reason why I got the C8. I spent a lot of time processing this galaxy to develop technique and I may have overdone it.
  • 5y

    Ya shooting some of these smaller DSOs is a real test of skills , looks like it was worth getting the C8 for sure and I really like mine too.

    I found that doing luminance masks to sharpen and use noise reduction really helps.
  • Paul Cannon 5y

    Thanks Erik I will look into luminance masks.
  • Alessandra 5y

    sublime...i'd like to know how is possible make this kind of photos...i think it's something very interesting!!
    great job!
  • Paul Cannon 5y

    Hi Puffetta, to make a photo like this a large telescope is used as a camera lens and the camera shutter held open for several minutes to collect light from the galaxy. More photos are taken and added together to make the final picture.
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Taken on June 8, 2010
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