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Object NGC 891
Description

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.

Image
Scope ES172ed
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Filters
Guiding self guided
Exposure Info 5.5 hours of exposure time (22x15min)
Date December 18, 2012
Copyright Photo copyright Thomas Kerns, Beluga Lake Observatory

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