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Andromeda (M31) in HaLRGB, 



    
        

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Andromeda (M31) in HaLRGB

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Andromeda (M31) in HaLRGB, 



    
        

            Bill Long
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Andromeda (M31) in HaLRGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 92mm F6.65 Stowaway

Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instrumentation ML 16200

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1100GTO

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics 0.8x CCD Telecompressor (92TCC)  ·  Astro-Physics 92FF Field Flattener

Software: Astro-Physics APCC Pro  ·  Starkeeper Software Voyager  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Chroma 3nm HA  ·  Astrodon Gen 2 E Series LRGB


Dates:Oct. 10, 2019Oct. 11, 2019Nov. 4, 2019

Frames:
Chroma 3nm HA: 7x300" (35') bin 1x1
Chroma 3nm HA: 32x600" (5h 20') bin 1x1
Astrodon Gen 2 E Series LRGB: 341x180" (17h 3') bin 1x1

Integration: 22h 58'

Avg. Moon age: 10.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 78.45%


Astrometry.net job: 3079632

RA center: 0h 42' 39"

DEC center: +41° 16' 42"

Pixel scale: 1.905 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.000 degrees

Field radius: 1.495 degrees


Resolution: 4459x3473

Data source: Backyard

Description

Finally had a chance to return to the very first object I ever imaged -- The Andromeda Galaxy. This was shot in high moon conditions, so processing to get this result took a good amount of time, effort, and love.

C&C Welcome, of course.

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Description: Gradient fix.

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Description: Star adjustment.

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Description: Little bump to saturation and some minor Noise Reduction.

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Description: Tweaked the core for some more warmth in it, I felt it was too flat before. Also fixed up some more gradients and got good background to object separation.

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