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Re-Processed M31 / The Andromeda Galaxy

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#1 md11spotter98

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:32 AM

Started from scratch on this one. RAW files went straight into PixInsight for preprocessing/stacking (farewell DSS!), then processing mostly with PixInsight and a few touches with Paint.NET. This was imaged under the darkest skies I've experienced so far, with a somewhat short integration time. Comments/critique appreciated as always.

 

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01/03/19

Total integration: 1 hour 54.5 minutes (114.5 minutes)
111 x 60 seconds ISO800
1 x 180 seconds ISO1600
1 x 32 seconds ISO800

 

Camera: Canon T3i (stock)
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED80 f/6.0 Apochromatic Refractor (with ES field flattener)
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G (unguided)
Bortle Class 3 (Burns Lake Campground in Big Cypress National Preserve near Ochopee, FL)
Stacked with PixInsight, processed with PixInsight, GIMP, and Paint.NET


Edited by md11spotter98, 16 April 2019 - 01:32 AM.

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#2 feygan

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:35 AM

What an amazing shot! Congrats! Love the dust lanes!


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#3 Hypoxic

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 06:35 AM

Beautiful image! 


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#4 md11spotter98

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:19 AM

What an amazing shot! Congrats! Love the dust lanes!

Thank you! The details look much better in this newest version!

 

Beautiful image! 

Thanks!



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:17 AM

Well done!  I feel like I'm being pulled in!  Scott




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