View Full Version : A Herschel Anniversary - NGC 891 by Ken Crawford

2008-Oct-06, 08:00 PM
On this night - October 6 - in 1784, Sir William Herschel was busy at the eyepiece of his telescope with a new galaxy he'd just discovered. It was a beauty, too. A pencil-slim, edge-on galaxy with a dark dust lane. Herschel marked it down in his fifth catalog as discovery 19, [...]

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