NGC 5905  +  NGC 5908

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Object identification (1.5MB)

Object data of NGC5905 / NGC5908

Object type: Galaxy (SBb) / Galaxy (Sb)
Size: 3.8' x 2.3' / 3.3' x 1.4'
Magnitude: 12.9 mag / 12.8 mag
Constellation: Dra
Distance: 150 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 5905 (right) and NGC 5908 are two bright spiral galaxies about 150 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Draco. While we can view NGC 5905 almost from above (face-on view), NGC 5908 appears in edge-on view.

Many very distant galaxy clusters with light travel times of up to 5.6 billion years can be found in the background of this image as shown in the object identification image:

  • GxCl 01 (z=0.455): WHL J151549.1+552613
  • GxCl 02 (z=0.455): WHL J151600.8+551908
  • GxCl 03 (z=0.476): WHL J151417.2+552812
  • GxCl 04 (z=0.561): WHL J151459.7+554053

Exposure data

Date: 2020-05-17 until 2020-07-27 (8 nights)
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure time: L 53x8min / R 19x8min / G 19x8min / B 19x8min
Exposure time total: 14h 40min