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NGC 891 - Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave CDK 12,5'' 12.5 CDK

Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8 QSI

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Software: CCD Autopilot 5

Resolution: 3326x2504

Dates: Oct. 9, 2010

Frames: 30x600"

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.21%

Astrometry.net job: 1511837

RA center: 35.644 degrees

DEC center: 42.340 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.438 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.886 degrees

Field radius: 0.253 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States

Description

NGC 891 is a fine example of a typical spiral galaxy as seen edge-on. The equatorial dust lane and the central bulge are very obvious in this photograph.

NGC 891 lies at a distance of 8.9 million light years.

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NGC 891 - Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda, Hap Griffin