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Object NGC 891

NGC 891 is a striking example of a spiral galaxy seen edge-on. The dark dust lanes through the middle are very similar to the dark patches that obscure the Milky Way.

The galaxy is edge-on with clearly distinguished dust-lane.

NGC891 has a length of 13-arc minutes and visual magnitude of about 10,

It is about 30 million light years distant and comparable in size to the Milky Way.

Scope C8
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters Baader IR
Guiding self guided
Exposure Info 7 hours of exposure time (28x15min). Poor seeing conditions
Date December 3, 2006
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory