Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  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 cameras: Atik 383L+

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L II Autoguider

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CS6  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik L R G B

Accessory: MoonLite Focuser w/High Res Stepper Motor


Dates:Nov. 25, 2019

Frames: 128x120"

Integration: 4.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.70%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net 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


Resolution: 2905x2137

Data source: Traveller

Description

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.

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NGC 891 "Silver Sliver Galaxy" and friends, 



    
        

            Frank Kane