NGC 5905

NGC 5905 Galaxy

NGC 5905

NGC 5905 is a dim magnitude 12.1 barred spiral galaxy in Draco. The galaxy displays wide spiral arms consisting of young, blue stars and hydrogen gas for new star formation. The central bar in the galaxy is composed mainly of older red and yellow stars. The core of this galaxy is condensed and almost steller in appearance. This distant galaxy presents a small 4 arc-second x 2.6 arc-second size image, and was captured in the same frame when NGC 5907 was imaged.

This is a CCD image taken at prime focus on a Takahashi FCT-150 refractor at f7 with an SBIG STL-11000M CCD. Guiding was accomplished with a remote autoguider on an FS-78 guidescope.

NGC 5905
Constellation: Draco
RA: 15h 15m 40s Dec: +55d 29' 02"
April 6 & May 5, 2008
Image by Sid Leach
Scottsdale, Arizona

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