M31 Andromeda LRGB, 



    
        

            Vikas Sahota

M31 Andromeda LRGB

M31 Andromeda LRGB, 



    
        

            Vikas Sahota

M31 Andromeda LRGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Altair Astro 72edf deluxe

Imaging cameras: Altair Hypercam 183M PRO TEC

Mounts: DarkFrame Optics StellarDrive 6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Altair Astro 60 mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: Altair GPCAM3 178M

Focal reducers: Altair Astro 0.80 Focal Reducer-Flattner

Software: PHD Guiding 2  ·  EQMOD EQAscom  ·  Adobe CS6  ·  Stellarium  ·  Corel PaintShop Pro 2018  ·  SharpCap 3.2  ·  AstroPixel Processor  ·  Stellarium.org Stellarium Scope

Filters: Baader LRGB 2"

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox  ·  Pegasus Astro FocusCube  ·  Altair Astro DewZapper 3-4.5" OD HIGH POWER Dew Heater


Dates:Sept. 30, 2019Oct. 2, 2019Oct. 3, 2019Oct. 4, 2019Oct. 8, 2019Oct. 9, 2019Oct. 10, 2019Oct. 19, 2019Oct. 20, 2019

Frames:
Baader B 2": 10x360" (1h) (gain: 381.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader B 2": 40x600" (6h 40') (gain: 381.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader G 2": 7x360" (42') (gain: 381.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader G 2": 24x600" (4h) (gain: 381.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 172x180" (8h 36') (gain: 381.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader R 2": 10x360" (1h) (gain: 381.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader R 2": 14x600" (2h 20') (gain: 381.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 24h 18'

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~80

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 10.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.25%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3040737


Resolution: 1824x1220

Locations: Backyard, Slough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

I was able to gather a load more data on Andromeda last month, adding to what I had already. Putting it all together took some doing, its been dithered and drizzled and then I had some fun and took some time over the processing. This one is a composite that took a while to construct since theres various things going on. Between us and Andromeda there is a foreground of stars, I have tried to get those out of the way to get a better look.

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M31 Andromeda LRGB, 



    
        

            Vikas Sahota