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Contains:  NGC 891
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"Silver Sliver Galaxy" NGC 891, 


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

Technical card

Dates:Nov. 25, 2019

Frames: 128x120"

Integration: 4.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.70%

Basic astrometry details job: 3078147

RA center: 2h 22' 34"

DEC center: +42° 20' 24"

Pixel scale: 1.113 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 84.083 degrees

Field radius: 0.228 degrees

Resolution: 1170x901

Data source: Traveller


The "Silver Sliver Galaxy" (NGC 891) is an edge-on spiral 30 million light-years away, noteworthy for being similar to our own Milky Way.

Check out my wider-field image as well here on Astrobin; there are lots of distant galaxies in the background of this part of the sky that are fun to explore.



Frank Kane
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"Silver Sliver Galaxy" NGC 891, 


            Frank Kane