NGC 891, An Edge-On Galaxy in Andromeda

NGC 891 is a faint galaxy in the constellation Andromeda. It is perfectly edge-on from our viewpoint on earth. A prominent dust lane bisects it. It is approximately 10 million light years distant.

Date: October 14-15, 2002
Exposure: 60 minutes + 60 minutes
Telescope: 10" LX-200 f/10
Guiding: SBIG STV
Camera: Olympus OM-1
Film: Kodak Supra 400 (not hypered)
Scanned: Hewlett Packard S20
Processing: Two images combined in RegiStar. Adjusted curves in Adobe Photoshop 6.

Click here for NGC 891 taken through the MVAS 16-inch LX200

 

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