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Quote:Been looking for NGC891 for two years. Not sure I've found it as of yet. Is it located between the star Almach and M34? If not where from the star Almach should I look (north,south,east or west of Almach). How should it look in a 12" or 16" scope?Clear skies!
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Quote: I agree it is very faint, but larger than say ngc4565 and not as much contrast as M104. It didn't seem to have much of a brighter core.
I most recently observed it from a yellow/green zone with a 10 inch. I could not resolve the dust lane, but it's large size and cigar shaped appearance is impressive.
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Quote: NGC 891 can be a tough object to view, but under a dark sky, I have glimpsed it in only an 80mm f/5 refractor.
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Quote: I still wonder why Astronomy Magazine picked this one as one of the 100 Best DSOs, its surface brightness makes it much too tough to be an easy object to view. I wonder how many times I am going to look right at this thing & not even see it. I must simply get to a decent dark site. Clear Skies, Matt
Quote: I still wonder why Astronomy Magazine picked this one as one of the 100 Best DSOs, its surface brightness makes it much too tough to be an easy object to view. I wonder how many times I am going to look right at this thing & not even see it. I must simply get to a decent dark site.
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Quote:Well, that's 100 best, not 100 brightest.
Quote: However, I am mystified by their statements about it being one of the "best galaxies" for a 10 inch scope.