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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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M31 By-Catch, 





    
        

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M31 By-Catch

M31 By-Catch

Technical card

Resolution: 3576x2172

Dates:Aug. 5, 2019

Frames: 8x271"

Integration: 0.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.79%

Astrometry.net job: 2907529

RA center: 10.620 degrees

DEC center: 41.230 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.046 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 248.338 degrees

Field radius: 1.770 degrees

Locations: Planneralm, Planneralm, Styria, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

This image is a "by-catch" of my first clear night at 1600m in Styria in the Austrian Alps - after collecting over 2 hours worth of light of IC 1396, I spontaneously decided to try my new Lacerta 72/432 on this classic just for the fun of it.

It is amazing how much detail can be gathered of this beginner-friendly extra-galactic beauty with just half an hour of exposure with a small scope under clear skies...

The first pic is uncropped, but I felt this classic deserved a crop for easier viewing ;-)

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Cropped version

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Cropped Version - slightly enhanced contrast...

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