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Contains:  M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224, M 32, NGC 221, M 110, NGC 205
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M 31 in 45 minutes, 


            Jens Zippel
M 31 in 45 minutes

M 31 in 45 minutes

Technical card

Resolution: 1920x1531

Dates:Aug. 25, 2017

Astrodon Luminance E-Series: 4x360" bin 1x1
Astrodon RGB E-Series: 3x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 0.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.75% job: 1703935

RA center: 10.735 degrees

DEC center: 41.298 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.111 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 279.095 degrees

Field radius: 1.061 degrees

Locations: Upper Borg Observatory, Bremen, Bremen, Germany


First test with my new Takahashi Epsilon 130D. I only could expose very few subs because of the bad weatherconditions - more as a test than for a serious image. The result blowed me away. I mean I captured data for only 45 minutes! The RGB frames are only one per color. Luminance consists out of 4 subs.
The Epsilon is absolutely awesome.

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Jens Zippel
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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M 31 in 45 minutes, 


            Jens Zippel