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M31 - Andromeda Galaxy

Imaged on Saturday the 26th August 2017 just outside Horncastle, Lincolnshire UK.


Baader modified Canon 6D

Canon 500mm f/4 L IS @ f/4

32 x 300 second subs at ISO800

Avalon Instruments M-Zero Equatorial Mount

PHD2 and QHY5L-II-M and miniGuideScope for guiding

APT for image acquisition, GOTO++, plate solving and dithering


From Wikipedia:

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. It received its name from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda.

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