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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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Andromeda Galaxy M31, 


            Andrew Craig
Andromeda Galaxy M31

Andromeda Galaxy M31

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech AT80EDT

Imaging camera:Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Mount:Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 50 mm guidescope

Guiding camera:ZWO ASI 120MM

Focal reducer:Astro-Tech 0.8x reducer/field flattener

Software:EQASCOMPixInsightPHD 2 Guiding PHD2 Guiding

Resolution: 6024x4022

Dates:Sept. 30, 2017

Frames: 15x240" ISO800

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~8

Flats: ~8

Bias: ~8

Avg. Moon age: 9.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.05%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 15.00 job: 1754449

RA center: 0h 42' 47"

DEC center: +41° 15' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.958 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 244.581 degrees

Field radius: 1.970


My first crack at the Andromeda Galaxy. I actually took the images at a certified dark sky sight. Its in a blue zone. But lesson learned. I should have waited for the moon to go down before I started imaging. Better than where I live. But would have been WAY better. I am still pretty happy with this though! I am getting better and better with Pixinsight. This is about an hour of data. Let me know what you think!



Andrew Craig
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Andromeda Galaxy M31, 


            Andrew Craig