NGC 5907

This galaxy, NGC5907 is mostly edge on from Earth's perspective. It is located in the constellation of  Draco. It is sometimes known by the common name of the Splinter Galaxy or the Knife Edge Galaxy. Its distance from Earth is estimated at about 40 million light years.  This image contains 3 hours and 20 minutes of total exposure time, and was taken June 5 and 6, 2010 with sub-optimal seeing conditions. Click on the image to see more details in the core.


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