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M31, 



    
        

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M31

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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M31

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 12, 2021
Frames:
12×360(1h 12′)
Integration:
1h 12′
Avg. Moon age:
8.35 days
Avg. Moon phase:
60.25%

RA center: 00h43m09s.86

DEC center: +41°0602.9

Pixel scale: 3.836 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 51.458 degrees

Field radius: 1.985 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2947x2284

File size: 32.1 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

I recently purchased iOptrons AZ Mount Pro to simplify my my start up and workflow at night.
This mount is amazing and the "Level and Go" they call it is absolutely correct.
It is self calibrating, auto points to the brightest object in the sky, correctly identifies it and it has been  perfectly centered in my cameras sensor.
Then I link it to SkySafari and just drive it by touching whatever object I need the camera to image.
Every time the objects have been very close to the center of the cameras sensor.
This mount IS amazing.
The longest exposures I have tried so far have been 30s using SharpCap to stack as I go.
Any post processing performed is with Affinity Photo.
I will be posting several results from this mount going forward.

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M31, 



    
        

            John59