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Observation by Clive Nanson: M31

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Clive Nanson

Observer

Clive Nanson

Observed

2019 Nov 18 - 18:30

Uploaded

2019 Nov 19 - 15:36

Objects

M110
The Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

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Constellation

Andromeda

Field centre

RA: 00h42m
Dec: +41°13'
Position angle: -177°02'

Field size

2°43' × 1°49'

Equipment
  • Canon EOS 200D
  • Canon EF 400mm F5.6 USM
  • EQM-35
Exposure

24 x 180 sec, F5.6, ISO1600

Location

North West leicestershire

Target name

M31, M32, M110

Title

M31

About this image

Since recently acquiring an EQM-35 mount I've unsuccessfully had 2 previous attempts to image M31 (missed the target on both occasions).  This attempt also wasn't as successful as I'd hoped. I started imaging just a few minutes after bringing the camera and lens out of the house and as the temperature dropped from 20C to 0C, it appears I lost focus.  This image is first 24 frames of the 40 taken and seems to be best compromise between star diameter and background noise.  Stacked using DSS with minimal processing using IRIS.

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