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robindurant

Andromeda at last

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I have tried unsuccessfully to image the M31 over the last two years, with repetitive failures mainly due to the high street light pollution near my site. However last night I cracked it mainly due to the help I received from some of you guys on SGL. Mainly Steve at FLO who recommended a Neodymium Filter and Ed Sampson who advised me on how to tackle it in general. I am please with the result which was only 8 subs at 60 secs ISO 800, Prime focus on my Celestron 102 SLT. Thanks Guys.

Robin

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Crikey , thats brilliant for only 8 X 60secs. With more/longer subs you would be able to bring out more detail. Its a good idea to stretch the first sub to check position. Usually with DSLR's you have to get M31 across the diagonal to get as much in as possible.

John

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You done a great job on that Robin, should be well pleased with that , good dust lanes and excellent processing on the core ,nice and soft , top marks mate

Rog :wink:

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Nice one Rob, I thought you had gone chasing Jupiter in Australia. :wink:

Might see you at the weekend Sir P will be attending, hopefully the weather will be amicable.

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Very impressive for only 8 mins!

Must be well relieved :D

I myself am struggling imaging anything since i started, mainly due to poor skies + endless cloud. :wink:

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'Pleased' ?, so you should be Robin, that's a great result.

Just goes to show, that like 'Robert the Bruce', if you keep on trying, eventually you will suceed. :wink:

Well done!!

Dave

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I wish my first M31 looked that good... i couldnt tell if I had captured it, or had smeared a fingerprint across my DSLR sensor...

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