Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  NGC 891
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NGC891

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Meade RCX400 10"

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST-2000 XM

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Meade RCX400 10"

Software: ASCOM Platform 6  ·  Maxim DL  ·  Alnitak Astrosystems Flat-Man Controller  ·  CCDStack2  ·  Software Bisque TheSkyX Professionnal  ·  Steve Brady's FocusMax

Filters: SBIG CFW-8

Accessory: SkyShed POD XL3  ·  Starlight Instruments Feathertouch focuser  ·  SBIG AO-8  ·  Alnitak Astro Flat-Man


Dates:Feb. 11, 2012

Frames: 8x600" (1h 20')

Integration: 1h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 18.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 83.89%


RA center: 02h22m37s.796

DEC center: +42°2248.89

Pixel scale: 0.684 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.277 degrees

Field radius: 0.190 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 1600x1200

Locations: CWM Observatory, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC891, 8 x 10min stacked images, just a bit or processing. Focus is still off and stars are oblong.

I took images of this object just because I was surprised I could see him AT ALL !! Considering its 30 million LIGHT YEARS from Earth (the light captured in this image left the galaxy 30 million years ago), in the Andromeda region, I guess ANY image captured by an amateur is kinda of amazing.

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NGC891, 



    
        

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