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, 



    
        

            Erik Pirtala
The Andromeda Galaxy
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            Erik Pirtala
The Andromeda Galaxy
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian Telescope

Imaging cameras: ASI1600MM-C

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ-6 Pro, SkyWatcher EQ-6 Pro

Focal reducers: Sky-watcher f/4 Aplnatic coma corrector

Software: Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight, Photoshop

Filters: Astrodon E-Series Luminance Red, Green, Blue


Dates:Sept. 7, 2021

Frames:Astrodon E-Series Luminance Red, Green, Blue: 507x120" (16h 54') (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 16h 54'

Darks: 35

Flats: 25

Flat darks: 35

Avg. Moon age: 0.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.26%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5073240

RA center: 00h42m39s

DEC center: +41°1250

Pixel scale: 2.159 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 258.833 degrees

Field radius: 1.355 degrees


Resolution: 3711x2577

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

A galaxy that needs no introduction: Andromeda and its companions M32 and M110. For many, this is one of the first astrophotography targets. Somehow I have never shot it properly. To fit it inside my field of view, I went for a 2-panel mosaic.

For a last week weather was on our side, and I managed to get 17 hours of LRGB data during just a week.

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The Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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