NGC 891, An Edge-On Galaxy in Andromeda
(This image taken through the MVAS 16-inch LX-200)

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Galaxy NGC 891

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 24, 2003
Exposure: 120 minutes
Telescope: 16" LX-200 f/10
Guiding: SBIG STV
Camera: Olympus OM-1
Film: Kodak E200
Scanned: Hewlett Packard S20
Processing: Adjusted curves and levels in Adobe Photoshop 6. Anti-vignetted.