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NGC 891

 NGC 891 by Thomas Kerns of Beluga Lake Observaory

Object: NGC 891
Description NGC 891 is a striking example of a spiral galaxy seen edge-on. The dark dust lanes through the middle are very similar to the dark patches that obscure the Milky Way.
The galaxy is edge-on with clearly distinguished dust-lane.
NGC891 has a length of 13-arc minutes and visual magnitude of about 10
It is about 30 million light years distant and comparable in size to the Milky Way.

Scope ES172ed
Camera ST2000XCM
Mount Losmandy G11
Guiding self guided
5.5 hours of exposure time (22x15min)



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