NGC 891 Galaxy
Posted by HrAstro
Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on November 11th, 2010.
Location: Ogulinec, Croatia, Europe
SkyWatcher ED120/900, QHY8, TS OAG9mm, QHY5 guiding camera
Exposure time: 7x300sec
Mount: EQ6 Vis upgreded to EQ6 SynScan
Processing software: Nebulosity, FixFits, DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0, Photoshop CS4
NGC 891 is an edge-on unbarred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 6 1784. The galaxy is a member of the NGC 1023 group of galaxies in the Local Supercluster. It has an H II nucleus. Visually, the object is visible in small to moderate size telescopes as a faint elongated smear of light with a dust lane visible in larger apertures. In 1999, the Hubble Space Telescope imaged NGC 891 in infrared.
More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC891