NGC 891: an edge-on galaxy in Andromeda

This galaxy is not related to the Andromeda Galaxy. It is very similar to what we would see if we could look at our Galaxy from the edge. Notice the dark dust lane along the disk.

Images taken: Nov. 3-4, 2008, by Kely Markley, Mallory Hopper, Amy Beam and Grace Anne Joseph.

Telescope: Meade 12 in at f/5.6 (f=67 in).

Camera: SBIG ST-10 CCD camera

Exposures: 3x20 min with each of red, blue, green, and 1x20 min with H-alpha filters.

Image processing: CCDoops + CCDSoft + Photoshop Elements.