Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Andromeda  ·  M 110  ·  M 31  ·  M 32  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC 221  ·  NGC 224  ·  The star 32And
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The Andromeda Galaxy- Marathon Texas Edit

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Imaging cameras: QHY 16200A

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1100 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Guiding cameras: QHY-5-L-II-M QHY5-II Mono

Focal reducers: WILLIAM OPTICS FLAT 4

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS

Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2

Accessory: QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M  ·  Moonlite DRO focuser&rotator Moonlite DRO Focuser & Rotator


Dates:July 24, 2017

Frames:Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2: 12x300" (1h) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 1h

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~12

Bias: ~12

Avg. Moon age: 1.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00


Astrometry.net job: 1677248

RA center: 0h 42' 25"

DEC center: +41° 12' 43"

Pixel scale: 1.832 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -72.144 degrees

Field radius: 2.038 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1016

Description

This three panel mosaic was imaged in Marathon Texas at the Marathon Motel & RV Park. Under a Class I Sky, the nights were cool and clear. After waiting for Cassiopeia to come up and the zodiacal light to set, we set out to capture the best data I've ever captured!

Imaged on an Astro-Physics 1100GTO with a William Optics 132 FLT and a QHY 16200A CCD, the data was clean and crisp.

Acquisition:

12 x 300s L
12 x 300s R
12 x 300s G
12 x 300s B
3 x 600s HA

Processing:

Captured in Sequence Generator Pro, then calibrated and combined in Pixinsight. Levels and export in Photoshop.

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