Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Andromeda  ·  M 110  ·  M 31  ·  M 32  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC 221  ·  NGC 224
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Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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Andromeda Galaxy
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Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II

Imaging cameras: Canon 5D mark III

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ORION 80mm Short Tube

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II Mono

Software: DeepSky Stacker Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.4  ·  BackyardEOS v3  ·  Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  ·  PixInsight PixInsinght  ·  Astronomy Tools


Dates:Oct. 18, 2014

Frames: 74x150" (3h 5') ISO400 24C bin 1x1

Integration: 3h 5'

Flats: 30

Bias: 200

Avg. Moon age: 24.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.57%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean FWHM: 3.80

Temperature: 20.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 403265

RA center: 00h42m50s

DEC center: +41°1630

Orientation: -89.464 degrees

Field radius: 1.957 degrees


Resolution: 620x380

Description

First time imaging Andromeda. Ironically. I know it's usually a "first timers" target, and I just started this year, however when I started (Feb. 2014), Andromeda was already very low in the western sky when the sun set, and by the time I was able to get going after twilight, I'd only have a few minutes on it. Besides, I wouldn't have known what to do with the data back then. I know much better now how to bring out detail and color, so I'm fairly happy with the results.

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