NGC5905 & NGC5908

On the border between Draco and Bootes lie, at about 140 million light-years distant, a pair of 12th magnitude galaxies NGC 5905 and NGC 5908. As can be seen in the image, NGC 5905 is a face-on barred spiral while NGC 5908 is an edge-on spiral. So, the pair are actually both spiral galaxies and nicely illustrate the striking contrasts in appearance possible when viewing spirals from different perspectives.

This picture is nothing more than some further processing of a cut-out from a previous posted picture of NGC5907. But these nice little galaxies deserve a picture of their own 🙂

NGC5908 (L) and NGC5908 (R)

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 18 hours (140x300s L +  3x24x300s RGB)
Date: May 2017 & April 2018
Location: Southern Alps, France

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