NGC891 - Edge On Galaxy

Full frame exposure at 50% resolution. Lots of background galaxies in the field. Color data taken from my image from 2005

Central crop at 100% resolution.

Optics used courtesy of Steve Davis' CN212 used in the Cassegrain mode. Due to a late start and other technical difficulties we managed to get only 2 fifteen minute frames for luminance. The image is a bit noisier than I like, but I was impressed with the performance of the OTA given such a short exposure.

Location:Burnsville, NC
Optics:Takahashi CN212, 2600mm f/12
Exposure:Luminance 30 min, Color 150 min
Camera:SBIG STL-11000M
Mount:Losmandy G11 w/Ovision worm upgrade