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.
|Exposure Info||7 hours of exposure time (28x15min). Poor seeing conditions|
|Date||December 3, 2006|
|Copyright||Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory|