19.11.17

edgy

32 million light years distant, this galaxy has a dust lane separating the two visible halves. It's probably a nice spiral shape viewed in plan which no human will ever see. Ably accompanied by the even more distant ngc898 visible top left subtending just 1.4' x 0.6'. Several other super distant fuzzy galaxies too. I wonder what they think of us?

This was part of an experiment in trying to guide accurately without an off-axis-guider. The PHD2 gurus reckon I'm gonna need one. So, with loadsa experimenting, tightening, spanners, Allen keys and that dry, early-hours-of-November Alicante chill, here are the results of the experiment. The conclusion can wait...
galaxy ngc891 in andromeda
700d + nt150l    35x360s @ ISO800