NGC 891 in Andromeda

 

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Object:
NGC 891 in the constellation of Andromeda
Coordinates:
RA = 02h 22.6m, DEC = +42 21'
Telescope:
Meade 10" f/8 ACF
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:
Stellarvue S80/9D refractor supported by a Robin Casady TGAD (Tandem Guidescope Aiming Device)
Guide Camera:
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider with PHD guiding software
Imaging Camera:
QSI-583ws
Filters/Exposures:
Four 3-minute exposures through Astrodon LRGB filters.  Stacked and color combined in MaximDL; tweaked in Photoshop
Shooting Location:
Virginia Beach, VA
Date/Time:
15 September 2013
Comments:
A nice example of a galaxy seen edge-on.  Distance is approximately 30 million light years.