NGC 918 with Galactic Cirrus

50%  resolution (1.6MB)

Object identification (1.6MB)

Stretched luminance (1.6MB)

Image with CCD

Object data of NGC918

Object type: Galaxy (SBc)
Size: 3.5' x 2.0'
Magnitude: 13.1 mag
Constellation: Ari
Distance: 56 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 918  is a spiral galaxy in constellation Aries, which is embedded in dense clouds of galactic cirrus. These clouds are part of our own Milky Way and hang only hundreds of light-years above our galactic plane, dimly reflecting starlight.

Exposure data

Date: 2016-12-19 + 20 + 21 + 30
Location: Steinbach am Ziehberg / Austria (920m)
Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit-80ED (f=400mm)
Camera: EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: WAM 650move
Exposure time: 74x8min
Exposure time total: 9h 52min