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Contains:  NGC 891, NGC 898
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NGC 891 "Silver Sliver Galaxy" and friends, 


            Frank Kane
NGC 891 "Silver Sliver Galaxy" and friends
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NGC 891 "Silver Sliver Galaxy" and friends

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:

Imaging camera:Atik 383L+


Guiding telescopes or lenses:

Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY5L II Autoguider

Focal reducers:

Software:Software Bisque The Sky X ProAdobe Phosotshop CS6Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Filter:Astronomik L R G B

Accessory:MoonLite Focuser w/High Res Stepper Motor

Resolution: 2905x2137

Dates:Nov. 25, 2019

Frames: 128x120"

Integration: 4.3 hours

Darks: 0

Flats: 0

Flat darks: 0

Bias: 0

Avg. Moon age: 28.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.70%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: None

Mean SQM: None

Mean FWHM: None

Temperature: None

Basic astrometry details job: 3078143

RA center: 2h 23' 27"

DEC center: +42° 3' 10"

Pixel scale: 1.114 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 83.929 degrees

Field radius: 0.558 degrees

Data source: Traveller


NGC 891 in Andromeda is known as the "Silver Sliver" galaxy, an edge-on spiral 30 million LY away that is thought to be similar to our own Milky Way.

There are countless distant galaxies in the background - blow it up to full size and have fun exploring :)

RGB data was acquired from my driveway, and luminance from a darker site about a half hour outside of the Orlando metro area.



Frank Kane
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NGC 891 "Silver Sliver Galaxy" and friends, 


            Frank Kane