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Contains:  Great Nebula in Andromeda, M 110, M 31, M 32, NGC 205, NGC 221, NGC 224
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M31 By-Catch, 



    
        

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M31 By-Catch
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M31 By-Catch

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:LACERTA Apo 72/432 f6

Imaging cameras:Canon EOS 6D

Mounts:Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Lacerta MGEN2-Autoguider with 9x50 Finder Scope

Focal reducers:LACERTA Flattener 72

Software:Fitswork 4.4.7GIMP 2.10.4Luc Coiffier's DSS


Dates:Aug. 5, 2019

Frames: 8x271" bin 0x0

Integration: 0.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.79%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3048598

RA center: 0h 42' 28"

DEC center: +41° 13' 48"

Pixel scale: 3.046 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 248.337 degrees

Field radius: 1.770 degrees


Resolution: 3576x2172

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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Description: Cropped version

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Description: Cropped Version - slightly enhanced contrast...

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Description: Slightly reprocessed using Google Photos

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M31 By-Catch, 



    
        

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