Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Andromeda Galaxy  ·  M 110  ·  M 31  ·  M 32  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC 221  ·  NGC 224
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The Andromeda Galaxy, 


            Henrique Silva
The Andromeda Galaxy
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The Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS 80/500 Super APO

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY294C

Mounts: EQ6 R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 Guiderscope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 MM

Focal reducers: Teleskop-Service 0.79X

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  DeepSky Stacker 3.3.4  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Filters: Baader neodymium 2"

Dates:Oct. 23, 2020

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 49.39%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3958984

RA center: 0h 42' 44"

DEC center: +41° 15' 18"

Pixel scale: 3.518 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.602 degrees

Field radius: 1.608 degrees

Resolution: 2738x1826

Locations: Home observatory, Sabugo, Sintra, Portugal

Data source: Backyard


The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31 or NGC 224, is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth and the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way.

Technical details:
Telescope: TS APO 80/500 & TS 0.79x
EQ mount: SW EQ6-r guided ASI120MM
Filters: Baader Neodymium
Frames: 56x120s at unit gain | -10ºC
Acquisition: Sharpcap; APT
Edition: PixInsight Core; PS

Sintra-Portugal (Bortle 7)


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The Andromeda Galaxy, 


            Henrique Silva

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