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Messier 31, The Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Rick Veregin
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Messier 31, The Andromeda Galaxy

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Messier 31, The Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Rick Veregin
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Messier 31, The Andromeda Galaxy

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 9.25 XLT Celestron С9.25

Imaging cameras: Canon 6D Full Spectrum Modified Canon 6D modified Full Spectrum

Focal reducers: Starizona Hyperstar C9,25

Software: Topaz Denoise AI  ·  SiliconFields / Ivo Jager Startools  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 4.2.1 64bit DSS DeepSkyStacker


Dates:Oct. 5, 2020Oct. 8, 2020Oct. 10, 2020Oct. 16, 2020Nov. 4, 2020Nov. 5, 2020Nov. 6, 2020Nov. 7, 2020Nov. 9, 2020

Frames:
10951x4" (12h 10' 4") ISO3200
3326x8" (7h 23' 28") ISO3200

Integration: 19h 33' 32"

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 21.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 59.66%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


Astrometry.net job: 4130681

RA center: 0h 42' 45"

DEC center: +41° 15' 55"

Pixel scale: 2.033 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.442 degrees

Field radius: 1.274 degrees


Resolution: 3600x2723

Locations: My Driveway, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard

Description

Compared to my previous attempt 2 years ago with M31, this is all new data, nearly 20 hours at F2.2, tempered though as I am shooting from city skies. All new processing compared to my last try:

-DSS stacked

-Startools processed

-Topaz DenoiseAI

-Photoshop for final processing

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