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Contains:  M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224, M 32, NGC 221, M 110, NGC 205, The star νAnd

Image of the day 12/07/2018

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    Andromeda Galaxy with Ha Clouds, 


            Dennis Sprinkle
    Andromeda Galaxy with Ha Clouds

    Andromeda Galaxy with Ha Clouds

    Technical card

    Resolution: 1920x1160

    Dates:Oct. 10, 2018

    Frames: 145x600" -15C bin 1x1

    Integration: 24.2 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 1.43 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 2.31% job: 2395398

    RA center: 0h 43' 27"

    DEC center: +41° 15' 32"

    Pixel scale: 8.470 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 179.420 degrees

    Field radius: 2.639

    Locations: Marathon Motel and RV Park, Marathon, TX, United States

    Data source: Own remote observatory


    M31 - Andromeda Galaxy shot remotely from my system in Marathon Remote Imaging Observatory (MaRIO) in Marathon, TX.
    This image has been a bit of a pain for me. This should have been a single panel image but turned into a 2 panel mosaic. After processing the first panel data, I realized I had a pretty pronounced reflection on the right hand side. Bad enough that I was never going to be able to clean it up. So I had to shoot another panel with roughly the same integration time to mask back in the correct details. But I felt this image was worth it to gather the additional data and make it look right.
    I will enter in only the main data so I don't skew the numbers. Main image was 24.17 hours and the second panel was 20.83 hours for a total of 45 hours to capture this.

    Software used to capture image:
    Sequence Generator Pro

    Software used to edit:
    Astro Pixel Processor

    Total data gathered:
    Main Panel: (145) Subs @ 600secs - 1x1 @ Gain 2200
    Second Panel: (125) Subs @ 600secs - 1x1 @ Gain 2200

    Camera : QHYCCD QHY128C
    Telescope: Stellarvue SVQ86
    Mount: AP Mach1GTO



    Dennis Sprinkle
    License: None (All rights reserved)

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    Andromeda Galaxy with Ha Clouds, 


            Dennis Sprinkle