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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 from Southern Australia, 


            Andys Astro
M31 from Southern Australia

M31 from Southern Australia

Technical card

Resolution: 2514x2122

Dates:Oct. 30, 2016

Frames: 33x300"

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.05% job: 1306070

RA center: 10.616 degrees

DEC center: 41.212 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.323 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.728 degrees

Field radius: 1.519 degrees

Locations: Nhill Dark sky site, Nhill, Victoria, Australia


My attempt at the impossible - M31 from Australia.
M31 rises to a maximum altitude of 10.7 degrees above the horizon, between 10.30 pm & 1.00am
I was at a star party at Nhill, Victoria, so I thought heck, it fits nicely in my FOV so why not try to image this thing anyway!
Although my 'scope was almost horizontal & I had to keep asking my colleagues to duck their heads when passing by.
A real challenge to shoot & process, using every trick in the book and few learned on the fly.
9x300sec Lum, 11x300sec B, 7x300sec G & 6 x 300sec R over two nights.

Thanks for looking, hope you like it :)



Andys Astro
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M31 from Southern Australia, 


            Andys Astro