Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

Not my primary target

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Skyshooter

Skyshooter

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 594
  • Joined: 06 Apr 2008
  • Loc: S. Utah, U.S.A.

Posted 12 November 2019 - 11:54 AM

We had a series of clear nights a couple of weeks ago and I had a chance to do some imaging without the interference of the moon.

I had planned on imaging another target this night, Nov. 4, 2019. I had some plate solving issues, figured since M31 was up high, why

not go for it and salvage what was left of the evening. I shot 56 x 3 minute light frames, 15 darks, 15 bias and 20 flats for this image.

I used a Baader modded Canon eos 1000D at ISO 800. Scope is a Stellarvue 90mm APO triplet and a Astrotech 2" field flattener. Mount

is a Losmandy GM8 Gemini2. I use APT for image acquisition, PHD2 for guiding. Pretty standard stuff. Wish I had a dedicated CMOS 

cooled astro cam !  The Andromeda galaxy is an easy target but always poses challenges for me during final processing. I used

DeepSky Stacker and Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 . The cores are all blown out on the galaxies but for what it is I'm satisfied...

This is full frame not cropped.

 

Clear Skies, ED

 

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • Messier31_scaled.jpg

  • Starman27, mikewayne3, JayScope and 7 others like this

#2 Thaeland

Thaeland

    Explorer 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 81
  • Joined: 16 Jan 2019
  • Loc: Cibolo, Texas

Posted 12 November 2019 - 01:42 PM

Looks really great to me. I don't see anything wrong with it.....

Jon

Sent from my SM-T727A using Tapatalk

#3 Skyshooter

Skyshooter

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 594
  • Joined: 06 Apr 2008
  • Loc: S. Utah, U.S.A.

Posted 12 November 2019 - 08:16 PM

Thanks Jon, Had fun processing this one. Now I gotta wait for some

more "moonless" nights.

 

Cheers, Ed



#4 Starman27

Starman27

    Cosmos

  • *****
  • Moderators
  • Posts: 8,089
  • Joined: 29 Jan 2006
  • Loc: Illinois, Iowa

Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:00 AM

Nice clarity of the dust lanes.



#5 Skyshooter

Skyshooter

    Viking 1

  • -----
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 594
  • Joined: 06 Apr 2008
  • Loc: S. Utah, U.S.A.

Posted 15 November 2019 - 03:14 PM

Thanks Herman, appreciate the comments !

 

Clear Skies,

 

Ed




CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics