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One of my favorite deep sky objects in the night sky, the great Andromeda galaxy.
All the processing has been done with Pixinsight. The scope was FSQ-85 with the good old unmodded Canon 6D. Around 5 hours of data with 5 minutes exposure.
Hope to add some short exposures to the core someday.
My first ever M31 !
For us in NZ this object is a real challenge as it never rises more than a few degrees above the horizon.
This is actually as high as it gets and I have included a wide field shot to demonstrate its position at the moment.
Coupled with fairly ordinary seeing I’m really rather proud of my first attempt.
It really tested my polar alignment and my excellent star adventurer Mount.
There is a nasty gradient and it’s a bit brown but apart from that I can see dust lane ! I’m still saving for pixinsight as I suspect there maybe more info in this image.
All comment and criticism is welcomed.
75-300mm @ 300mm
32X120 seconds ( 1 hour 4 minutes total integration)
Processed in photoshop and Lightroom