Finding NGC 891

NGC 891 can be found in the Andromeda Galaxy at the opposite end from the great square. Imaging The image above was highly cropped and resized as the Galaxy was rather small in the full size image taken through the StarWave 70ED. You will need to spend the time taking quite a few exposures on this target as it is fairly faint and you need the longer exposure to pull out the detail of the dust band that cuts across the galaxy.
(Image from SkySafari 6 Plus)
© paulsastrophotography 2018

NGC 891

Description: Spiral Galaxy Common Name: NGC 891 Messier Catalogue: N/A NGC: NGC 891 Constellation: Andromeda Size: 13 x 3 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +9.8 Distance: 30 Million Light Years

Image Specification

Date Taken: 27/10/2019 Dark Site?: No, Garden Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Reducer/Flattener?: Flattener Mount: iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: Semi-APO Camera: Canon EOS 450D ISO: 400 Video: N/A Light Frames: 21 x 180 Seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3
Circumpolar, Never Sets Best Viewed August - March

Finding NGC 891

NGC 891 can be found in the Andromeda Galaxy at the opposite end from the great square.
© paulsastrophotography 2018

NGC 891

Image Specification

Date Taken: 27/10/2019 Dark Site?: No, Garden Telescope: Altair StarWave 70ED Diameter: 70mm Focal Length: 420mm Reducer/Flattener?: Flattener Mount: iEXOS 100 PMC-Eight Guided?: Yes Guiding Software: PHD2 Filter: Semi-APO Camera: Canon EOS 450D ISO: 400 Video: N/A Light Frames: 21 x 180 Seconds Dark Frames: Bias Frames: Flat Frames: Capture Program: BackYardEOS Stacking program: DeepSkyStacker Post Processing: PhotoShop CS3
Circumpolar, Never Sets Best Viewed August - March
Imaging The image above was highly cropped and resized as the Galaxy was rather small in the full size image taken through the StarWave 70ED. You will need to spend the time taking quite a few exposures on this target as it is fairly faint and you need the longer exposure to pull out the detail of the dust band that cuts across the galaxy.
Description: Spiral Galaxy Common Name: NGC 891 Messier Catalogue: N/A NGC: NGC 891 Constellation: Andromeda Size: 13 x 3 Arc Minutes Visual Magnitude: +9.8 Distance: At least 30 Million Light Years