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NGC 891 The Silver Sliver Galaxy

Started by reconair, 10/07/2019 12:01AM
Posted 10/07/2019 12:01AM Opening Post
NGC 891 (also known as Caldwell 23 or Silver Sliver Galaxy) is an edge-on unbarred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 6, 1784.

Belmont Observatory 20191004
Scope: FRC300 FL4680mm @ f15.6
Cam: ZWO ASI1600MM-C
Frame Exp: 60s
Frame Count: 223
Total integration time: 3.8hrs

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Scott Busby
A.K.A. Reconair

Carpe Noctum

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
- Ptolemy,c.150 AD
Posted 10/20/2019 05:44PM #1
Here is a better effort on NGC 861 after some additional post-processing.  I was able to pull out additional detail in the dust lane.

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reconair's attachment for post 164751

Scott Busby
A.K.A. Reconair

Carpe Noctum

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
- Ptolemy,c.150 AD
Posted 10/21/2019 04:42PM #2
I like the second version better! Nice job!

Eric
Posted 10/21/2019 04:46PM #3
Thanks Eric.  Still a little bit of a tracking error, but it's the best I can do at this FL and manual tracking.

Scott Busby
A.K.A. Reconair

Carpe Noctum

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
- Ptolemy,c.150 AD