NGC 891 is an edge on unbarred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 6 1784. The galaxy is a member of the NGC 1023 group of galaxies in the Local Supercluster. It has an H II nucleus. Visually, the object is visible in small to moderate size telescopes as a faint elongated smear of light with a dust lane visible in larger apertures. This exposure was taken October 13, 2009. It consists of 1 1/2 hours of RGB data and 1 hour of luminance exposures. It was taken with my new Hyperion Astrograph, and my STL11000m CCD camera. Be sure to click on the image to get a better view of this magnificent galaxy.

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