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NGC 891

NGC 891 is an edge-on barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda the Princess. It lies about 30 million light years from Earth. (6-inch and 8-inch Astro-Tech Ritchey-Chrétien reflectors, Canon T1i DSLR and Quantum Scientific Instruments 683wsg-8 CCD camera, 3.6 hours of luminance exposures stacked with 5 hours and 23 minutes of RGB exposures)
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