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Observation by Callum Scott Wingrove: Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

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Callum Scott Wingrove

Observer

Callum Scott Wingrove

Observed

2020 Nov 19 - 23:00

Uploaded

2021 Jan 27 - 10:22

Objects

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
M32
M110

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Constellation

Andromeda

Field centre

RA: 00h42m
Dec: +41°18'
Position angle: +167°30'

Field size

3°55' × 2°45'

Equipment
  • William Optics RedCat51
  • ASI1600MM Pro
  • ASI294MC Pro
  • Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
  • ASIAIR Pro
Exposure

36 x 300s OSC; 15 x 240s Ha, 30 x 60s L, 30 x 120s R,G,B Mono

Location

Stanmore, Greater London (Bortle 8)

Target name

Andromeda Galaxy

Title

Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

About this image

This is a mix of data from OSC (3 hours) and Mono (4.5 hours). I found the OSC colours can appear a bit washed out - possibly due to light pollution and filter used.  The Mono gives more colour and I also used an Ha filter to get some signal from the nebulae in the spiral arms.

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Martina McGovern
Martina McGovern, 2021 Jan 27 - 23:38 UTC

Lovely image, AsiAir Pro is great - I couldn't live without it. Just wish the weather was better :) 

 

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