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Edge-on Spiral Galaxy NGC891 - Posted October 4, 2006

This guy always says Fall to me, it's one of my favorite objects, there's something really cool about seeing galaxies edge-on. I took this image with the LX200 using 3 minute guided subs. It would have helped cut down the noise to go longer but then I'd have star elongation and bloating issues, I've found 3 minutes is best with this setup. When I image with the Tak piggyback, guiding through the LX200 I can go with 10 minute subs, assuming there are no bright stars to bloom on me. To help with the noise I kept it pretty dark, but I think the galaxy details still stand out pretty well.