NGC891, Edge-on Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda


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 NGC891 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located in Andromeda. The apparent size of this Galaxy is 1 x 12 arc minutes, and it glows warmly at a total magnitude of about 12. Burnham gives its distance as 43 million light-years and a diameter of 120,000 light-years, making it a little larger than our own Milky Way Galaxy. A thin layer of dust surrounding this galaxy blocks some of its light, creating the dark lane in this image. North is to the left.