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

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The Great Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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The Great Andromeda Galaxy

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:Sept. 1, 2016July 24, 2017Sept. 15, 2017

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 12x900" (3h) -13C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2: 30x180" (1h 30') -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2: 12x300" (1h) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 30'

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~12

Bias: ~12

Avg. Moon age: 8.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.10%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.33


Astrometry.net job: 1738210

RA center: 0h 42' 30"

DEC center: +41° 12' 43"

Pixel scale: 2.504 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 252.077 degrees

Field radius: 1.989 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1014

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States; Marathon Motel, Marathon Motel, TX, United States

Description

This a three panel mosaic that represents 2 years of solid data on Andromeda and I've thrown out my old DSLR data that I had used for the majority of the color. I feel that the color data I collected in Texas was as clean and clear as possible. I enjoyed two clear nights at the TN. Fall Star Gaze at Fall Creek Falls to collect the additional Hydrogen data.

The image was collected over the course of a week in Marathon Texas this past summer, while the Hydrogen data was collected in Middle Tn at Fall Creek Falls. All shot on my William Optics 132 FLT and QHY 16200A riding on my Astro Physics 1100 GTO.

I hope to add an additional 132 and 16200 in the upcoming year to finish my 100+ panel mosaic of the Orion Constellation- yes, it's going to take me a while.

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