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Contains:  NGC 906, NGC 898, NGC 891
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NGC 891, and lots of other galaxies, 





    
        

            Richard Francis
NGC 891, and lots of other galaxies

NGC 891, and lots of other galaxies

Technical card

Resolution: 3313x2494

Dates:Dec. 6, 2016

Frames:
Astrodon Blue G2E: 14x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green G2E: 15x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red G2E: 13x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 40.81%

Astrometry.net job: 2042417

RA center: 35.641 degrees

DEC center: 42.345 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.407 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 273.172 degrees

Field radius: 0.810 degrees

Locations: Le Bourdieu Observatory, La Romieu, France

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC is a galaxy about 27 million light years away and is very similar in size and form to our own Milky Way galaxy. It is viewed edge-on and the dust lanes are fairly visible. This image has been made with a focal length which is probably a bit small for the object (792 mm), as it's only about 13 arc minutes in length. When I get the chance I'll try it with a larger focal length.

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crfrancis
Richard Francis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons
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            Richard Francis
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            Richard Francis
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Fully reprocessed after reading "Inside PixInsight"

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NGC 891, and lots of other galaxies, 





    
        

            Richard Francis