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Contains:  Andromeda Galaxy, Andromeda galaxy, M 110, M 31, M 32, M110, M31, M32, NGC 205, NGC 221, NGC 224, NGC206
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ85-EDX

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro

Mounts: Paramount MX +

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 30mm Ultra Mini guide scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Focal reducers: Takahashi Flattener 1.01x

Software: Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro 3  ·  Pixinsight  ·  PHD2

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2  ·  Starizona Microtouch Autofocuser  ·  Interactive Astronomy SkyRoof  ·  Intel NUC i7  ·  Interactive Astronomy SkyEye  ·  Interactive Astronomy Sky Alert  ·  SkyShed Roll-off

Dates:Aug. 16, 2020Aug. 19, 2020Aug. 20, 2020Aug. 25, 2020Sept. 12, 2020Sept. 14, 2020Sept. 15, 2020Sept. 18, 2020Sept. 19, 2020Sept. 20, 2020Sept. 21, 2020Sept. 23, 2020

Frames: 312x180" (gain: 100.00)

Integration: 15.6 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 11.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.02%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 3894428

RA center: 0h 42' 52"

DEC center: +41° 12' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.692 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 171.092 degrees

Field radius: 1.528 degrees

Resolution: 5248x3840

Locations: JRO - Home Observatories, Milford, New Jersey, United States

Data source: Backyard


Andromeda acquired over 12 nights in August and September 2020. Acquired 443x 3m subs, used SFS to eliminate about 30% to stack the best 70%. Total stack was 312x 3m subs. Takahashi FSQ85 with 1.01x with a ZWO ASI2600MC Pro on a Paramount MX+ from my backyard observatory.



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