Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Andromeda  ·  M 110  ·  M 31  ·  M 32  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC 221  ·  NGC 224

Image of the day 01/27/2017

Messier 31 - Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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Messier 31 - Andromeda Galaxy
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Messier 31 - Andromeda Galaxy

Image of the day 01/27/2017

Messier 31 - Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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Messier 31 - Andromeda Galaxy
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Messier 31 - Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM LZOS 130/780 f/6 LW CNC II 130mm APO

Imaging cameras: ATIK ONE 9 M

Mounts: Avalon Linear FR

Focal reducers: Riccardi-Reducer 0,75x Reducer 0,75x

Filters: IDAS LPS D1  ·  Baader Planetarium RGB 1.25''  ·  Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25 7 Nm

Accessory: Optec FocusLynx


Dates:Aug. 25, 2016

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 22.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 46.08%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1409415

RA center: 00h42m30s.0

DEC center: +41°1640

Pixel scale: 1.787 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.061 degrees

Field radius: 1.792 degrees


Resolution: 5535x4635

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts (source: wikipedia)

This is a 3x2 mosaic taken with an APM LZOS 130/780 with 0,75 Riccardi Reducer mounted on Avalon Linear. ATIK ONE 9.0 with Baader RGB , 7nm Ha and IDAS LPS-D1.

Approx. 2h L, 50min Ha and 45 min R/G/B for each panel.

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Messier 31 - Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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