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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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M31 Andromeda Galaxy, 





    
        

            Prabhakar
M31 Andromeda Galaxy

M31 Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ85

Imaging camera:QSI683wsg

Mount:Orion Atlas EQ-G + EQDIR

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ85

Guiding camera:Lodestar

Software:Photo ShopStartools 1.3.5

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

Resolution: 1363x1088

Dates:Jan. 18, 2015

Frames: 30x300"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.92%

Astrometry.net job: 510305

RA center: 10.698 degrees

DEC center: 41.271 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.950 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -99.448 degrees

Field radius: 1.199 degrees

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