NGC891, an edge-on galaxy dimmed by a dark dust lane

Photographer
Peter Nerbun
Email
macscreen30@yahoo.com
Location of photo
Perry Hall, Maryland USA
Date/Time of photo
March 29 2017
Equipment
C11 SCT, On-Axis Guider (ONAG), ATIK 460EX main imaging camera, Lodestar X2 guide camera, Losmandy G11 mount, RGB & 3nm Ha filters, IDAS LPS-P2-48 light pollution filter, HSM Stepper Motor for Starlight Feather Touch fine Micro-Focuser, Digital Boss II Focuser Control System, F/6.3 Reducer, Orion Nautilus motorized filter wheel, Spike-a Flat Field panel
Description
This is my image of NGC 891, a 10th magnitude spiral galaxy viewed edge-on; the dark dust lane shown at the center of my image contributes to the overall dimness of this galaxy located 32 million light years from Earth in the Constellation Andromeda, its diameter is 123,000 light years or about 23% greater than our Milky Way
Website
https://www.howardastro.org/halgal/main.php?g2_itemId=6801
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