Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  M 32  ·  NGC 221
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M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) Southern Area, 


            Mike Oates
M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) Southern Area
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M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) Southern Area

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Ha 3nm  ·  Red  ·  Green  ·  Blue

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel'  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser

Dates:Nov. 25, 2016

Astrodon 3nm OIII: 11x1800" bin 1x1
Blue: 14x300" bin 1x1
Blue: 24x600" bin 1x1
Green: 16x300" bin 1x1
Green: 21x600" bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 1x1800" bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 1x600" bin 1x1
Ha 3nm: 34x900" bin 1x1
Red: 14x300" bin 1x1
Red: 30x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 30.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.81%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 18.50

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1768996

RA center: 0h 40' 9"

DEC center: +40° 31' 51"

Pixel scale: 1.027 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.961 degrees

Field radius: 0.872 degrees

Resolution: 4630x3992

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


Just the southern part of M31, at this scale I would need 9 panels!

Taken over 3 years from 20140826 to 20161125



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M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) Southern Area, 


            Mike Oates