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Contains:  M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224, M 32, NGC 221
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Cepheid Var 1 and NGC 206 in Messier 31

Technical card

Resolution: 4573x3689

Dates:July 15, 2018July 17, 2018July 23, 2018

Baader Planetarium L 31mm: 60x180" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium RGB 31mm: 60x180" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 6.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.27%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 22.00 job: 2168011

RA center: 0h 40' 41"

DEC center: +40° 44' 2"

Pixel scale: 0.918 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.461 degrees

Field radius: 0.749

Locations: Home, Odenthal, Deutschland, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Finally some first color data ;) Couldn't resist to wait and decided to put this one up already. I am really impressed by seeing stars so far away, NGC 206 is a stunning sight and to get so close is a real pleasure.

Didn't want to bother you guys with another teaser so I worked out two interesting features of this panel: Cepheid Var 1 (here is an interesting link about it: Hubble Variable 1: The Star That Changed the Universe) and NGC 206, one of the brightest and largest star clouds in our local group (Wikipedia)

Still missing Ha for all panels and Blue for Panel 2/3/4 so this will be the last one before I can hopefully finish this project ;)



Frank Schmitz
License: None (All rights reserved)





Less Saturation in the BG, smidgen more blue in the nebula

Sky plot

Sky plot


Cepheid Var 1 and NGC 206 in Messier 31, 


            Frank Schmitz