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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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Messier 31, Andromeda Galaxy, 


            Cory Schmitz
Messier 31, Andromeda Galaxy

Messier 31, Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Vixen ED80SF

Imaging camera:Canon 550D


Guiding telescope or lens:Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera:Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducer:Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Software:O'Telescope BackyardEOSPixInsightPHD Guiding

Resolution: 3121x2079

Dates:Sept. 13, 2013

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 59.09% job: 83782

RA center: 10.714 degrees

DEC center: 41.268 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.472 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -9.423 degrees

Field radius: 1.288 degrees


Data acquired on 2013-09-13

Image details:
23x300s ISO800
Calibrated with dark, flat, and bias frames

Vixen ED80sf 80mm APO refractor
Celestron CG-5 ASGT mount
Orion SSAG autoguider + 50mm guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (Baader IR modded)
Orion Field Flattener

Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PHD
Calibration/alignment/integration and post-processing with PixInsight



Cory Schmitz
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


Messier 31, Andromeda Galaxy, 


            Cory Schmitz

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