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    Default NGC 891 - edge-on spiral galaxy



    This was on my list a while back, but I'd totally forgotten about it. alsetalokin's recent fantastic image spurred me to shoot this last night.



    For anyone interested, I also posted my step-by-step processing workflow for this image here: Step-by-step processing example (NGC 891)

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    nice image,
    amazing to think that it's 30million light years away.
    thanks for posting.
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    Wonderful but not sure about stars, maybe they are overexposed or processed, you should create an star mask for stars and process different to the galaxy, dont ask me how because i dont know yet, buy i have seen several treaths about that.

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    Yes, I'm still working on just getting the processing for the main target down. I know that often leaves the stars blown out, but haven't had the chance to experiment on fixing them using masks.
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    That's lovely as usual Fuzz. Thanks for posting the workflow...and thanks for the "flowers" as they used to say !!

    This galaxy has, for me anyway, a striking emotional content. I don't know why...maybe it's the isolation, the distance, the way it hides in the darkness and comes out with concentrated looking...it's strange but dramatic, and your color image increases the mystery and drama. It's a keeper, for sure !
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    Wonderful image.
    Well caught.
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    Awesome image.

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    Thanks for the kind words.

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    This galaxy has, for me anyway, a striking emotional content. I don't know why...maybe it's the isolation, the distance, the way it hides in the darkness
    I agree. I feel the same way about Sombrero -- it just hangs out there in isolation, looking all mysterious. For me, I think a lot has to do with orientation. A face-on galaxy reveals so much detail about itself. An edge-on galaxy hides so much from us, it's a mystery.
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    Great image - ! Thanks for posting it. Do you have an uncropped version to see fov?

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