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NGC 891

Edge on spiral, NGC 891

January 19th, 2018

After Christmas of 2017 I completed yet another equipment overhaul. The trusty ZEQ is gone, and a NEQ6 has taken it’s place. This has allowed me to conduct high-resolution imaging with my AT6RC. I still have to hone in my tracking, but things have gone pretty well so far.

NGC 891 is a spiral galaxy in Andromeda about 30 million light years away. The small spiral on the right edge of the image is nearly 8 times further. My seeing when taking this was not excellent, and my collimation was off.

Captured on: January 7th, 10th, and 11th, 2018

Gear:
AT6RC, 1370mm @ F/9
ZWO ASI 1600mm-C
ZWO EFW-8
ZWO filters
Skywatcher NEQ6 Pro
Orion SSAG

Acquisition:

Luminance: Astronomik CLS filter(1.25′), 60x180s, -10C, 1x1bin, Unity Gain
Red: ZWO Red filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, 2×2 bin, Unity Gain
Green: ZWO Green filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, 2×2 bin, Unity Gain
Blue: ZWO Blue filter(1.25″), 20x60s, -10C, 2×2 bin, Unity Gain

Total Aquisition of 4hrs

Software:
PS, DSS, PHD2, SGP

Thanks for looking!