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NGC891, an edge-on spiral galaxy

by on Jun.14, 2013, under Image Gallery

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NGC891 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered in 1784 by William Herschel. The galaxy lies 30 million light years from our own Milky Way. Infrared observations of NGC891 suggest that it may be a barred spiral galaxy, but its orientation prevents us from seeing the bar in visible light.

Data acquired and reduced by: Ryan M. Hannahoe
Data processed by: Salvatore Grasso
Exposure time: 28 hours
Equipment Used: 16″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Bisque Paramount ME, and STX16803 CCD
Location: Perez Observatory at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill – New Mexico

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