NGC 891 - Edge-on Spiral Galaxy.

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NGC 891 - Edge-on Spiral Galaxy.

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Although I've imaged NGC 891 previously, I like to go back to these 'favourites' when they are well placed to try different techniques.
My previous efforts have all been unguided 60 sec subs. This is over 2 hours of guided 2min, 3min and 4min subs.
Is it any better? Well, not much - the background is a little cleaner for sure but I think the sky limits any possible improvements - unless I spend a lot of money on adaptive optics, I think I'm stuck with the skies I've got.
All best,
David.
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Post by David Frydman »

That is really lovely, a favourite of mine.

Just cloud watching for me.

Regards, David
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Post by Davej »

Hi David,

Another really good DSO image. Very good detail especially in the central edge-on part of the galaxy. :)

All the best
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Thanks to David and Dave for your kind comments.
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Post by The Bat »

Fabulous image! 8) Great detail in the galaxy and lovely stars.

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Yes indeedy -- very, very nice :)
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Thank you Rachel and Brian. Much appreciated.
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Post by jb1970 »

Great image, really nicely captured. I could just make out the dust lane in a 10" scope at Kielder.
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Post by astroeyes »

Thanks Jack.
I always find 891 quite difficult through the eyepiece, considering how bright it appears on the camera image. Never seen any dust lanes through my 10" but then I don't have Kielder skies!
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