Edge-on galaxy NGC 891 in the Constellation Andromeda

Photographer
Steve Pastor
Email
astro3d@pvtnetworks.net
Location of photo
Mayhill, NM
Date/Time of photo
the nights of 13, 14 Oct 2016; 16 Nov 2017; 13, 15 Dec 2017, and 13, 19 Jan 2018
Equipment
12.5 inch f/9 RCOS astrograph with a SBIG STF8300c CCD camera on a Paramount ME mount
Description
The edge-on galaxy NGC 891 is found in the constellation Andromeda. NGC 891 is approximately 30 million light-years away and is similar in size to our own Milky Way galaxy. A prominent dust lane is seen in the plane of the galaxy with tendrils of dust seen above and below that plain. These dust tendrils may be due in part to supernova explosions. The image is a total of 11 hours of exposure.
Website
http://astronomersgroup.org/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=428&fullsize=1
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