|NGC 891 is one of the more famous edge-on
spiral galaxies, and one of my personal favorites (the other
being NGC 4565), mostly thanks to the dust lane
bisecting the galaxy in this edge-on view. It is overshadowed by
its majestic neighbor M31 in Andromeda, though.
I have only imaged this galaxy once so far, mainly because I have been searching for a decent-quality, longer-focal-length instrument to image galaxies with.
NGC 891 is reasonably visible with an 8" telescope from light-polluted skies. I have seen it from my back yard, though details are absent.
|When Visible: September - January|
|Distance: 10 Million Light-years|
|Date: September 2004|
|Location: West Chester, Ohio|
L: 12 x 10 Minutes binned 1x1
R: 6 x 5 Minutes binned 2x2
G: 6 x 5 Minutes binned 2x2
B: 9 x 5 Minutes binned 2x2
|Equipment Used: Celestron C8 with f/6.3 reducer on a Takahashi EM200 Temma 2 mount. SBIG ST-8XE camera with CFW-8a filter wheel and Astrodon LRGB filters.|
|Acquisition Software : CCDSoft|
|Processing Software: CCDSoft, Photoshop 5.0, AIP4Win|