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Contains:  M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224, M 32, NGC 221, M 110, NGC 205
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(early) Andromeda Galaxy, 


            Michael S.
(early) Andromeda Galaxy

(early) Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Skywatcher Esprit 150ED Super APO Triplet

Imaging camera:NIKON D610a

Mount:Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT Synscan

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera:Lacerta M-Gen II Camera

Software:PixInsight 1.8

Resolution: 2500x1667

Dates:June 30, 2019

Frames: 14x600"

Integration: 2.3 hours

Darks: ~24

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 27.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.83%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.70

Temperature: 18.00 job: 2783940

RA center: 10.705 degrees

DEC center: 41.227 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.738 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 10.324 degrees

Field radius: 1.143 degrees

Locations: My lovely garden, J-City, Burgenland, Austria

Data source: Traveller


As I've been recording the Veil Nebula Complex in my private observatory, see here:

I used my mobile setup to image M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, later in the night. Be sure to look at the big version to see all those fine and natural (!) looking details in the galaxy itself.



Michael S.
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


(early) Andromeda Galaxy, 


            Michael S.