NGC 891


NGC 891 is a 10th magnitude edge-on galaxy with a great dust lane along its equator.  It hangs in the constellation of Andromeda, but is 10 million light years away.  It is 13.5 x 2.8 arc-min in size.

Taken on November 17, 2000 from the Mistletoe site outside of Monmouth Oregon with the 12" LX200 at f/6.3 and SBIG ST-8E.  Self-guided.

This image is an LRGB composite of ten 5 minute luminance, three 5 minute red, three 5 minute green, and three 5 minute blue frames.  L is unbinned, and RBG frames are binned 2x2.

Previous version taken July 23, 1998 at the Table Mountain Star Party:

This image is a composite of two 2 minute exposures taken at f/3.3 with the 12" LX200 and Meade 416XT CCD .