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Contains:  M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224, M 32, NGC 221
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
M31 - Teaser, 


            Frank Schmitz
M31 - Teaser

M31 - Teaser

Technical card

Resolution: 4618x3468

Dates:July 9, 2018

Frames:Baader Planetarium L 31mm: 45x180" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.2 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 25.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.13%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 19.00 job: 2139396

RA center: 0h 40' 44"

DEC center: +40° 40' 19"

Pixel scale: 0.981 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.141 degrees

Field radius: 0.787

Data source: Backyard


Never early enough to begin a four panel mosaic of the Andromeda Nebula ;) Here are the first 45 frames of Panel One.

I am planning 60 Lum, 20/20/20 RGB and 20 Ha @ 180s for each panel so this will probably keep me busy a while ...

Can't wait to get a few more clear nights! Watch this space :)



Frank Schmitz
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  • M31 - Teaser, 


            Frank Schmitz
  • Final
    M31 - Teaser, 


            Frank Schmitz


repaired stars

Sky plot

Sky plot


M31 - Teaser, 


            Frank Schmitz