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Contains:  M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224
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M31 Andromeda core 26.09.15, 


            Rich Bamford
M31 Andromeda core 26.09.15

M31 Andromeda core 26.09.15

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron C8 Edge HD

Mount:Celestron CGEM DX

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding camera:QHY5-II

Software:PixInsight PHD

Accessory:Celestron StarSense AutoAlign

Resolution: 10234x7274

Dates:Sept. 26, 2015

Frames:Hutech IDAS LPS D1 2": 24x60" ISO800

Integration: 0.4 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~1

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 12.87 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.00% job: 818702

RA center: 10.737 degrees

DEC center: 41.291 degrees

Orientation: 89.394 degrees

Field radius: 0.395 degrees


First real expedition with new C8 edge tube and guiding on CGEM
Not ideal conditions with lots of mist and an annoying floodlight :(
Turned out fairly well though. Looking forward to some clearer dark nights.
(Due to the narrow FOV this is only the core of M31)



Rich Bamford
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  • M31 Andromeda core 26.09.15, 


            Rich Bamford
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    M31 Andromeda core 26.09.15, 


            Rich Bamford

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M31 Andromeda core 26.09.15, 


            Rich Bamford