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Contains:  M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224, M 32, NGC 221
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M31 the Andromeda Galxy: A lucky night, 


            Marc Agostini
M31 the Andromeda Galxy: A lucky night

M31 the Andromeda Galxy: A lucky night

Technical card

Resolution: 2970x1940

Dates:Aug. 11, 2019

Frames:Teleskop-Service TS Optics LRGB-Filterset 1,25": 96x76"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 11.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 85.40%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Temperature: 18.00 job: 2858531

RA center: 10.685 degrees

DEC center: 41.285 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.431 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 247.676 degrees

Field radius: 0.705 degrees

Locations: Balkonsternwarte, Stockach, Baden-Würtemberg, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Just wanted to share the beginning of my M31-project, I intend to shoot three panels to capture most of its width. In the end I will do a widefield with my DSLR for the color.

I got very lucky that night, there was an unpredicted and unexpected cleaaring of the clouds at 1am, just as the moon was setting. As M31 was already at adecent heigth in the sky I set up my gear, let it run and watched some perseids. Conditions were spot-on, as the streetlights in my village are turned off at 2am. You could even make out M31 with the naked eye and indirect seeing.



Marc Agostini
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M31 the Andromeda Galxy: A lucky night, 


            Marc Agostini