NGC 891, a galaxy in Andromeda

Posted by broca
on Saturday, November 30, 2013

NGC 891 is an edge-on barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda, located about 30 million light years from Earth.
This was imaged using a combination of cameras and telescopes. I imaged the luminance with the QSI 683 wsg-8 and the color data was imaged with a modified Canon T1i in 2011.
Imaged from Ocala, FL
Combination of 240 sec. and 360 sec. exposure stacked in DeepSkyStacker for a total of 5 hours and 23 minutes in the RGB channel
6 minute exposures stacked in DeepSkyStacker totaling 3.6 hours in the luminance channel.
Processed in Photoshop CS5
Imaging telescopes: Astro-Tech 6" Ritchey-Chrétien (RGB from 2011) and Astro-Tech 8" Ritchey-Chrétien (Luminance from 2013)
Imaging cameras: Modified Canon T1i (RGB data from 2011) and the QSI 683 wsg-8 (Luminance from 2013)
Losmandy G 11 with Gemini II

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