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Messier 31 - Great Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Eric Walden

Messier 31 - Great Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Imaging cameras: QHY163M

Mounts: Celestron CGE Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  Photoshop CC 2017  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm

Accessory: QHYCCD OAG-M  ·  Feathertouch 2" focuser  ·  Starizona Microtouch Autofocuser  ·  QHYCCD QHY CCD Filter Wheel 7 x 36mm  ·  QHYCCD Polemaster


Dates:Oct. 24, 2019Oct. 27, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm: 50x60" (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm: 50x60" (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 90x30" (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen2 36mm: 50x60" (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance H-alpha 5 nm 36mm: 30x180" (gain: 120.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.8 hours

Darks: ~49

Flats: ~60

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 27.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.48%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3027992


Resolution: 4582x3493

Locations: Starbase Walden, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Data source: Backyard

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Eric Walden
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Description: Added 90 minutes of Ha data

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Description: I used the excellent StarNet ++ tool to remove the stars. A stunning view of Andromeda as it would appear from outside of our galaxy!

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Messier 31 - Great Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Eric Walden