NGC 918 with Galactic Cirrus

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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: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (4" Apo f=530mm)
Camera: QSI 660wsg-8 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: WAM 650move
Exposure time: L 42x8min / R 12x8min / G 12x8min / B 12x8min
Exposure time total: 10h 24min