NGC891

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Bill Snyder

Connellsville Pa.

Scope Planewave 17in
Camera Apogee U16
Mount Paramount ME
Filters Astrodon LRGB
Exposures R 1.5Hrs G 1.5Hrs B 1.5Hrs L 5.8Hrs LRGB 10min subs

NGC891 is a unbarred spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda. It is approximately 30 million light years away. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 6 1784. Although this galaxy looks as we think our own galaxy would look like when viewed edge-on, recent high-resolution images of its dusty disk show unusual filamentary.

2011-10-27T00:00:00

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