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Contains:  Andromeda Galaxy, M 110, M 31, M 32, NGC 205, NGC 221, NGC 224
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M31 - The mighty Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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M31 - The mighty Andromeda Galaxy
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M31 - The mighty Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8” Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA 8)

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 533 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX Mount and Tripod

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 224MC

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  SharpCap

Filters: Celestron LPI Filter for the 8” RASA


Dates:Sept. 12, 2020Sept. 19, 2020Sept. 20, 2020

Frames:
Celestron LPI Filter for the 8” RASA: 277x120" (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
Celestron LPI Filter for the 8” RASA: 4x180" (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
Celestron LPI Filter for the 8” RASA: 82x300" (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 16.3 hours

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 10.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.22%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3870050

RA center: 0h 42' 43"

DEC center: +41° 16' 26"

Pixel scale: 1.939 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.322 degrees

Field radius: 1.105 degrees


Resolution: 2900x2900

Locations: Sofia - Capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is my first photo of the Andromeda Galaxy and my longest integration up to date. This galaxy is breathtaking. I like it so much that I decided to listen to a recommendation from a fellow astro-photographer who said "If you like an object so much then capture additional 10-15 hours and create a masterpiece".

I don't know whether I have created a masterpiece but for sure there is more detail and color in the outer part of the disk in comparison to my first integration.

Yes, the Andromeda Galaxy is a trivial target but if you are photographing and gazing at it for the first time it can be quite overwhelming.

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ASI533MC Pro
Celestron Rasa Group