NGC 891


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NGC 891
Galaxy
Mayhill, NM
10-17-2007
Description

NGC 891 is a fine edge-on spiral with a faint dust lane along its equator. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 6, 1784, and cataloged as H V.19. However, in the appendix to his first catalog, he confused it with his H V.18 (M110, NGC 205) when discussing the discoveries of his siter Caroline Herschel; this remark was picked up by Admiral Smyth and later authors so that it was wrongly attributed to Caroline for a long time.

This is another fine image by our newest member Teri Smoot 

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
LRGB total of 13.25 hours (6.5 hours of L, 2.25 hours of R, 2 hours of G, and 2.5 hours of B)
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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