NGC 891 – And
Floating in space at about 30 millions of light years from us, NGC 891 is superb edge-on spiral galaxy, discovered in 1784 by W. Herschel. Dust across the disk is clearly apparent in this picture, grabbed with the Planewave 17 unit, part of the Virtual Telescope Project. A total of 36 exposures, with 5 minutes of integration each, were averaged. Images were unguided, completely trusting the Paramount ME mount. The CCD camera is a SBIG STL-6303E. The image scale is of 0.78 “/pixel.
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