Contains: M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224, M 32, NGC 221, M 110, NGC 205, The star νAnd, The star 32And
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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106EDX

Imaging camera: FLI Ml 16803

Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106EDX

Guiding camera: Orion SSAG

Focal reducer: Takahashi .73X Reducer QE

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator ProPixInsight

Filter: LRGB

Accessory: FLI CFW-4-5 50mm Square

Resolution: 4047x3819

Dates: Oct. 3, 2013

Astrodon E-series Lum: 8x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red G2E: 10x600" -20C bin 1x1
Blue Astrodon G2E: 10x600" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green G2E: 10x600" -20C bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 6x1200" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.68% job: 85757

RA center: 10.576 degrees

DEC center: 41.329 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.706 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -4.621 degrees

Field radius: 3.637 degrees


A very widefield image of the Andromeda Galaxy using a Tak with the .73x reducer in its place.

What I found most intriguing about this as I processed it is the amount of foreground Ha in the region which completely took me by surprise. I personally think it adds a nice touch to the overall image.

Image composition:

L = L + HaR
R = Ha + R
G = G
B = B




Sky plot

Sky plot


M31, Hytham