M31 - Andromeda Galaxy


Date:

 

22nd of September 2017

Location:

 

Blankenberghe - medium light pollution 

Description:

 

The Andromeda Galaxy or -nebula (Messier 31) is a spiral shaped galaxy in the Andromeda constellation. It has roughly the same shape as our own Milky Way Galaxy  but is considerably larger. This galactic neighbor of ours is on a collision course towards us and will collide in the distant future.  (Source: Wikipedia)

 

Equipment:

 

Telescope: 

TS 80mm flat. - 344mm - f 4.3

Camera: 

Canon 1300D Astrodon mod.

CLS-clip in-filter

Mount:

Celestron AVX 

Guiding:

Orion Shorttube Achromat 80mm - ASI120MC

Software: 

 

Capture: 

Canon Camera Connect

Guiding:

PHD 2

Post-proces: 

Pixinsight - Photoshop

Image Details:

 

Lights:

35 x 5 minutes ISO 200

Darks:  

10  x 5 minutes dark frames ISO 200

Bias-frames:

20 x 1/8000 sec ISO 200

No flats

Comments:

 

With only 8% moonlight and a very good seeing, this night was ideal. Probably one of the best I ever had when shooting the night sky from my own backyard.