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With the exception of the historical photographs on the 'Asteroid Discovery and Research' page, all of the images on this site were taken by myself.




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NGC 891 is a type 'Sb' spiral galaxy, seen edge-on. The edge on appearance and prominent dust lane are remarkable. It's thought to be about 31 million light years distant.

Four five-minute clear filter images,combined with one each 5-minute image with red, green, and blue fliters.


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