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Object NGC 5906

NGC 5906, often called the Splinter galaxy is a spiral galaxy in Draco, located 45 million light years from the Sun. An edge-on galaxy, it appears as a thin sliver of light in a telescope.

Scope C8 with meade 6.3 focal recucer
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters Baader IR
Guiding Self Guided
Exposure Info 4 hours total exposure time (16x15min)
Date November 1, 2008
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory