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NGC 891
Object Information:

NGC 891

NGC 891 is a fine example of a spiral galaxy seen edge-on. The estimated distance to NGC 891 is 10 million light years and its visual brightness is 10.1 mag.

More information on NGC 891 can be found at: http://www.seds.org/messier/xtra/ngc/n0891.html

Image date:

September 3, 4, 2005

Exposure Information:

Luminance - a sum of 18, eight minute exposures for a total exposure time of 2.4 hours.
RGB - 6 x eight minute exposures for each color channel at 2x2 binning.

Imaged at:

Grandview Campground, Inyo National Forest - Near Bishop, CA

Equipment:

RC Optical Systems 10" Ritchey-Chrétien,
Mount - Astro-Physics AP 1200 GTO
Camera - SBIG ST-10XME