NGC 891

The beautiful edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 891 in Andromeda, seen in a V-band CCD image from the Lowell Observatory 1.1-meter Hall telescope. The high dynamic range of the image was compressed for display using a nonlinear intensity mapping. A focal reducer gacve a field of view 9 arcminutes on a side for this image. Note the complex structure of the dust in this disk, often considerd an analog of the Milky Way.

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