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(IAAC) Obj: NGC 5907 (Splinter Galaxy) - Inst: 101mm Tele Vue f/5.4 Genesis sdf refractor & Gilbratar alt-az mount



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Observation Poster: Dave Mitsky <djm28@psu.edu>
Observer: Dave Mitsky
Your skills: Advanced (many years)
Date/time of observation: 2002/6/2 ~5:00 UT
Location of site: Campsite 52 in western Perry County, PA (Lat ~40.3 N, 77.6 W, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: 6.0+ <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 6 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: 101mm Tele Vue f/5.4 Genesis sdf refractor & Gilbratar alt-az mount
Magnification: 27x, 60x
Filter(s): None
Object(s): NGC 5907 (Splinter Galaxy)
Category: External galaxy.
Class: SA(s)bc:sp II
Constellation: Draco
Data: mag 10.4, 11.6  size 12.3' x 1.8' 
Position: RA 15h:15.9m  DEC +56d:19'
Description:
NGC 5907 is a highly elongated, edge-on spiral galaxy.  I had seen
this "needle" galaxy numerous times in the past but never before with
an aperture as small as 101mm.  The Splinter Galaxy was easily
detected as a small, somewhat dim morphous streak of light at 60x.
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