NGC 891

NGC 891

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What a Clear Night Can Bring Cold weather finally arrived yesterday bringing with it dark and clear skies that have been missed for so long. Here is an image of the edge on galaxy NGC 891 in Andromeda through a 5 inch Astrophysics refractor at f8 and an Atik 16HR cooled camera gathering a total of four and a half hours worth of photons coming from many light years away.

Coordinates       :

Andromeda 02h 23' +42deg 23'

Date Imaged       :

December 17, 2006

Lens       :

Astrophysics 5" f/8 Starfire

Camera       :

Atik 16HR, Astronomik filters

Exposure       :

LRGB = 135:45:45:45 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines