Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  M 110  ·  M110  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC206  ·  R And
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Hydrogen clouds around M31, 



    
        

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Hydrogen clouds around M31

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Hydrogen clouds around M31

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Jupiter 37a 135mm

Imaging cameras: QHY22

Mounts: AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Finder guider 9 x 50

Guiding cameras: DIY Cam10

Software: Main Sequence Software SGPro  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha 1.25

Accessory: DIY Focus controllers


Dates:Nov. 15, 2019

Frames:Astrodon 5nm Ha 1.25: 40x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 10.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 91.09%


Astrometry.net job: 4130791

RA center: 0h 31' 11"

DEC center: +41° 2' 14"

Pixel scale: 6.974 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 94.859 degrees

Field radius: 3.312 degrees


Resolution: 2700x2100

Locations: Remote observatory, Kiev, Ukraine

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

This picture is not very effective, but personally it pleased me with the fact that it was possible to capture such a dull exotic. The idea to shoot hydrogen clouds around M31 came to me after I saw the corresponding image from Rogelio Bernal Andreo (https://www.deepskycolors.com/archive/2017/01/01/Clouds-Of-Andromeda.html) a couple of years ago.

The beautiful Andromeda Galaxy is often imaged by amateur astronomers around the world. However not all of know that there are faint clouds of glowing ionized hydrogen in the direction of M31, which are probably in the foreground of the scene, well within our Milky Way Galaxy. They could be associated with the pervasive, dusty interstellar cirrus clouds scattered hundreds of light-years above our own galactic plane. If they were located at the 2.5 million light-year distance of the Andromeda Galaxy they would be enormous, since the Andromeda Galaxy itself is 200,000 or so light-years across.

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