Spiral Galaxies NGC 5905 & NGC 5908

This image was taken with the KPNO Mayall 4-meter telescope on April 10, 2007. Located in the constellation of Draco, NGC 5905 and NGC 5908 are two spiral galaxies that are relatively near to each other. NGC 5905, in the upper-right corner, is seen face-on; whereas NGC 5908, in the lower left is seen edge-on. NGC 5908 looks remarkably similar to M104, the Sombrero Galaxy. The many bright, reddish stars in the image are stars within our own galaxy. These galaxies were observed with B (blue), V (green) and I (red) filters. North is up, East is to the left.

Credit:
T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-ngc5905
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:4706 x 3337 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5905, NGC 5908
Constellation:Draco
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):15 15 40.37
Position (Dec):55° 26' 57.39"
Field of view:20.36 x 14.50 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.0° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
B
438 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
V
538 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
I
820 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I