The Silver Sliver Galaxy
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... The Silver Sliver Galaxy, February 5, 2019 ...
The Silver Sliver Galaxy ... New General Catelog (NGC) 891. This galaxy is very similar to our own Milkyway Galaxy containing about 250 billion stars. It is about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda, which is high in the north around 7 pm in early February.
I took this picture Tuesday night, Feb 5, 2019, in my backyard with the 11" Celestron Edge HD at f/10 with 16 three minute subframes for a total exposure time of 48 minutes.
The Techy Stuff:
The Techy Stuff ... For those who want to know ...
Telescope: Celesron 11" Edge HD at f/10
Mount: Celestron CGX
Guiding: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro & 60mm Scope
Guiding Software: PHD2 ... (RMS Error: 1.25 px)
Camera: Canon T7i (Modified)
Filter: Baader UV/IR Cut Luminanc
Settings: ISO 1600 at 180-second exposure
Total sub-frames: 16
12 Dark & Bias frames
Capture Software: Backyard EOS
Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker at 2X Drizzle
Post processing in PixInsight & Photoshop CC
Bortle Light Pollution zone: 6.5 (Barely can see the Milky Way)
Sky Condition: 10 [scale of 0 (cloudy) to 10 (clear)]
Location: My Backyard, Savannah, GA
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