NGC-891 Galaxy in Andromeda
NGC-891 is a beautiful edge-on galaxy located in the constellation of Andromeda. It is one of the most classic examples of an edge-on galaxy with a prominent equatorial bulge and dark dust lane. NGC-891 lies at a distance of 40 million light years from Earth and is 120,000 light years in diameter. Although it is very striking in photos, visually it has very low surface brightness.
This image, acquired on October 5, 2021, is a 1 hour 24 minute integration of 3 minute exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/6.3, using the Starizona SCT 6.3 reducer III, and the ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro, 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.