Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Andromeda  ·  M 110  ·  M 31  ·  M 32  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC 221  ·  NGC 224  ·  The star νAnd
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M31 Mosaic, 



    
        

            Chuck Manges
M31 Mosaic
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M31 Mosaic

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C1100 Edge HD + Hyperstar  ·  Astro-Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet #2

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD qhy23  ·  QHY CCD QHY10

Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G  ·  Celestron CGEM DX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ 65mm f/6.5 ED quadruplet #2

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II Mono

Focal reducers: Starzona Hyperstar

Software: Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1.0  ·  Adobe Photoshop CS6  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Skyhound SkyTools 3 Pro  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool  ·  Metaguide 5.2.0

Filters: Baader L 36mm  ·  Baader Red, Green, Blue 36mm


Dates:Aug. 18, 2016Aug. 24, 2016Aug. 29, 2016

Frames:
8x1200" bin 1x1
9x1200" -30C bin 1x1
Baader L 36mm: 180x120" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 11.7 hours

Darks: ~14

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 21.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 55.45%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1222955

RA center: 0h 43' 0"

DEC center: +41° 18' 46"

Pixel scale: 3.656 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.419 degrees

Field radius: 2.392 degrees


Resolution: 620x580

Description

Finished up the 12 panel mosaic.
LUM-15x120sec/each panel
(3hrs.)
QHY23M & 11"Celestron Hyperstar(F/2)

RGB-17x1200sec,, 3 panel mosaic
(5hr. 40min)
QHY10 OSC & AstroTech AT65EDQ

3 panel mosaic (RGB color) added to 12 panel Luminance mosaic

Images acquired with APT(AstroPhotography Tool) and Nebulosity4. Pre-Processed with PixInsight. Post Processing with PS CS6 and PI

Located in the constellation of Andromeda(hence the name :) )this large spiral galaxy is 2.5 million light years away. It can be seen with the naked eye on moonless nights from even moderately light polluted skies. It has been recently estimated to contain nearly 1 trillion stars

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