Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Andromeda  ·  M 110  ·  M 31  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC 224  ·  Part of the constellation Andromeda (And)  ·  The star Mirach (βAnd)  ·  The star θAnd  ·  The star μAnd  ·  The star νAnd  ·  The star νCas  ·  The star ξCas  ·  The star οCas  ·  The star πAnd  ·  The star σAnd  ·  The star φAnd
M31 Andromeda Galaxy with a barn door tracker, 



    
        

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M31 Andromeda Galaxy with a barn door tracker
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M31 Andromeda Galaxy with a barn door tracker

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Zenit Helios 58mm F2

Imaging cameras: canon 350D

Mounts: Selfmade Motorized Barn Door Tracker

Software: DeepSky Stacker 3.3.4 DSS, Fitswork  ·  Photoshop CS 6 Extended

Accessory: Canon Intervalometre  ·  Manfrotto 7303YB


Dates:July 27, 2014

Frames: 50x60" ISO800

Integration: 0.8 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~21

Flat darks: ~21

Bias: ~21

Avg. Moon age: 0.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.28%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean SQM: 21.00

Temperature: 18.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 335379

RA center: 0h 41' 34"

DEC center: +42° 24' 43"

Pixel scale: 22.441 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -74.898 degrees

Field radius: 13.010 degrees


Resolution: 3474x2314

Locations: Riserva Naturale Orientata Bosco di Malabotta, Montalbano Elicona, Messina, Italy

Data source: Traveller

Description

Single arm homemade barn door tracker test, with Zenith Helios 44M-7 at F4. Thanks to Antonio Ruggeri (Realchemyst) for the final editing!

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Description: Single arm homemade barn door tracker test, with Zenith Helios 44M-7 at F4. Thank you Realchemyst!

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