Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Andromeda  ·  M 110  ·  M 31  ·  M 32  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC 221  ·  NGC 224
Messier 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Alan Mason
Messier 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy
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Messier 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

Messier 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Alan Mason
Messier 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy
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Messier 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Explore Scientific ED 102 CF APO
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI071MC Pro OSC
Mounts
Sky-Watcher EQ-6R Pro SynScan
Filters
Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 2"
Accessories
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B · Rigel Systems Rigel NStep Focuser · High-Res Stepper Motor (MoonLite CFL 2.5 inch Large Format Crayford Refractor Focuser) · Stellarvue field flattener SFF3-25-48
Software
INDILib · Stellarmate OS · PixInsight · Kstars/Ekos
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Stellarvue 50mm F050G Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 30, 2018
Frames:
Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 2": 82x180" (4h 6') (gain: 50.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
4h 6'
Darks:
100
Flats:
60
Bias:
100
Avg. Moon age:
20.86 days
Avg. Moon phase:
63.55%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2354151

RA center: 00h42m41s.0

DEC center: +41°1608

Pixel scale: 1.406 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.529 degrees

Field radius: 1.153 degrees

Resolution: 4923x3262

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy, residing over 2.5 million light-years from us, and is the nearest known galaxy to our Milky-Way Galaxy. This galaxy spans over 110,000 light-years across. Andromeda is so massive that it has 14 dwarf galaxies accompanying it through space.

Imaged with the IDAS LPS-P2 filter.

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Description: sharpened and a slight better stretch

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Messier 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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