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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 Explore Scientific 127ED
Camera ASI1600mm pro
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters RGB filters
Guiding Guided with William Optics Zenithstar 80iiED
Exposure Info 3.5 hours total integration time. 35 frames (2 min) each RGB
Date November 24, 2022
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory