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Contains:  Andromeda Galaxy, M 110, M 31, M 32, NGC 205, NGC 221, NGC 224, The star 32And, The star νAnd
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First Light Star Adventurer, 


First Light Star Adventurer
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First Light Star Adventurer

Technical card

Dates:Sept. 19, 2018

Frames: 49x75" ISO400

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~27

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 9.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 73.14%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 24.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3451706

RA center: 0h 41' 9"

DEC center: +41° 19' 12"

Pixel scale: 5.053 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.839 degrees

Field radius: 3.753 degrees

Resolution: 4501x2887

Data source: Backyard


First light of my new star adventurer: M31 from my inner city backyard (red zone).
Taken with an unmodified Pentax K5 II and a Tamron 70-200 F2.8 @ 200mm F4.
This was basically a test how long I could make the subframes before getting star trails. Moreover, this is my first image with a total integration time beyond a few minutes. In this case I tried 53x75sec subs and used 49 for the final image.
Afterwards I also tried 120sec subs which turned out quite good too, but then my camera ran out of power.



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First Light Star Adventurer,