NGC 5907, Galaxy in Draco - Dr Johannes Schilling, Lonsee
NGC 5907, Galaxy in Draco – Dr Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

Subject : NGC 5905,
Classification: Galaxy in Draco
Date/time: 2015. 06.05. UT 22:00 – 22:50
Equipment: 68mm Refractor,
Eyepieces/Mag. : 53x
Seeing : –
Transparency: –
Humidity: low
Wind: –
Temperature: –
Observing Loc. : Lonsee, Swabian Mountains, Germany
Observer : Dr. Johannes Schilling

NGC 5905, 10.3m, 11,5’X1,7′
Discovered by William Herschel 1788, May 5th

Moon rises 23.35h and brightens the sky

With this small telescope the galaxy was only visible in averted vision, but with structures: I could detect the brighter rim at the northwest side of the galaxy and I spied repeatedly the dark line or, in another description, a second “ray, very much extend, parallel to NGC 5907, and close preceding it” (Third Earl of Rosse in nineteenth century). Weak knots and nucleus.

 

 

NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo - Dr.Johannes Schilling, Lonsee
NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo – Dr.Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo

9.1 m, 11,7’X6,5′, 23 Mill. LY distance

Discovered from William Herschel 1784

254mm Newton, 126X

April 8th and 9th, 2015

I observed and sketched this astonishing object 3,5 hours in two very transparent nights – of course without aid of any foto!

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

 

 

NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo - Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee
NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo – Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee

NGC 3521, Galaxy in Leo

9.1 m, 11,7’X6,5′

Sketch with 406mm Newton, 154X

April 7th, 2015

My first visual approach to this bright, but unknown galaxy. The secondary mirror shows after this winter some dark patches on his surface!

I had to exchange it.

Observer: Dr. Johannes Schilling, Lonsee