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Image of the Month


NGC-891: A beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by Sir William Herschel on October 6, 1784. It is classified as a type SA galaxy and lies approximately 30 million light years from Earth. It is over 60,000 light years in diameter. This galaxy is a member of the NGC-1023 group in the Local Supercluster.
NOTE: This image was acquired on October 5, 2021, and is a 1 hour 24 minute integration of 3 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/6.3 using the Starizona Reducer/Corrector III and the ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro CMOS camera operating at -15 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1.
Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient
XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools, and NoiseWare.


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