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Contains:  Great Nebula in Andromeda, M 110, M 31, M 32, NGC 205, NGC 221, NGC 224
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M31 Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Prabhakar
M31 Andromeda Galaxy
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M31 Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ85

Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G + EQDIR

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ85

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Software: Startools 1.3.5  ·  Photo Shop

Filters: Astrodon LRGB Tru-Balance E-series Gen II


Dates:Jan. 18, 2015

Frames: 30x300"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.92%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 510305

RA center: 0h 42' 47"

DEC center: +41° 16' 15"

Pixel scale: 4.950 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -99.448 degrees

Field radius: 1.199 degrees


Resolution: 1363x1088

Description

The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth in the Andromeda constellation. Also known as Messier 31, Andromeda Galaxy is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 44 other smaller galaxies.

At 3.4, the apparent magnitude of the Andromeda Galaxy is one of the brightest of any Messier objects, making it visible to the naked eye on moonless nights even when viewed from areas with moderate light pollution. Although it appears more than six times as wide as the full Moon when photographed through a larger telescope, only the brighter central region is visible to the naked eye or when viewed using binoculars or a small telescope.

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L- 15x300secs unbinned RGB-5+5+5 at 300secs - 2xBinned
Imaged at Harold Campbell PUA, South Florida

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M31 Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Prabhakar