Saturday, September 14, 2013

The star field around NGC891

Image 1: The galaxy NGC891

NGC 891 (also known as Caldwell 23) is an edge-on unbarred spiral galaxy (actually barred) about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. [1]

Image 2: Galaxy groups near to NGC891

No kidding. This shot is a really deep one! Watch the many galaxies out there! NGC 898, NGC914, NGC906, NGC909, NGC911, NGC910, NGC912, NGC913 and numerous other faint PGC galaxies are visible!

Image 3: The star field around NGC891

This is the region (2° 2' x 1° 21' ) around the edge-on galaxy NGC891. Numerous other faint galaxies down to 17,5 mag are visible in this photo.
Photo stuff: NP127is, QHY8L OSC, FS-60C, Lodestar, NJP/JPZ, 6x1200s RGB, EZCAP (image acquisition), MaximDL (calibration/ alignment/ stacking), IRIS (gradient removal), Aperture (post processing).


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