Basic object information

Object name: NGC 891
Object type: Galaxy
Magnitude: 10.1
Size: 11.7'x1.6'
Position angle: 22
classification: Sb
Description: B,vL,vmE22
Notes: H V 19;NGC 1023 group;Lord Rosse drawing shows dark lane

Catalog information

RA (J2000.0): 02h 22m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +42 21' 00"

Constellation: Andromeda

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Tähtikallio, Artjärvi, Finland
Date/Time: 23/24.9.2006 1:55

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 300x


Field: 14'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Visuality: II

Height: 68

Weather: +5C

NGC 891 is a very beautiful edge-on galaxy with a very prominent equatorial dust lane. The dust lane is easily visible with direct vision.