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Messier 31 - Andromeda Galaxy


Messier 31 - Andromeda Galaxy

This was my first attempt at M31. It's so huge that using my 6" SCT isn't really an option (even with focal reducer). I removed the OTA from the Alt-Az fork arm and mounted my DSLR with 55-250mm zoom lens in it's place. I figured I could get a little longer images with the tracking.
Date: Oct. 10, 2019
Frames: 48x8" ISO3200
Total time: 6 mins. 24 secs.
Bortle Dark-Sky scale: 6
Temperature: 18C
Imaging camera: Canon T2i (unmodded)
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6
Mount: Celestron Altitude-Azimuth Single Fork Arm
Software: Backyard EOS, DeepSkyStacker






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