ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


   NGC 891 - Galaxy in Andromeda

NGC 891                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

09 Oct. 2008
120 min. Total
15 min. Sub-Exposures
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using CCDStack
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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This galaxy is one of the closest edge on spirals we see in the sky.  It is perhaps 25 MLY distant.  Because it is almost perfectly edge on to our line of sight, it is useful for the study of vertical structure of the galaxy disk.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2008

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