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

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

                      PROCESSING
Data Reduction Using CCDStack
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

                        LOCATION
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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