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M31 Andromeda Galaxy (NGC 224) *Explore* | by Terry Hancock www.downunderobservatory.com
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M31 Andromeda Galaxy (NGC 224) *Explore*

I decided to process the DSS version again (last image posted was stacked using Nebulosity) the galaxy now spans edge to edge almost. This time I tried to retain the galactic bulge without blowing out but in doing so some of the core detail is lost in this version. This is a planned 20 hour project, I will post a 10 hour version soon after the moon wanes weather prevailing and I dont get hit by a bus.

I hope you comment good or bad.

Thanks for looking.

Clear Skies

Terry

  

Date of Shoot 19th, 21st and 22ns July 2010

Camera: modified Canon 5D Mark II

31x10 min sub exposures with 20 each flats and dark frames.

Scope: TMB130SS F7 Refractor using WO/TMB 2.7" Field Flattener.

Auto-guided with Orion Auto Guider on TMB 80SS

Mount: CGE PRO GEM (pier mounted)

Image Acquired using Nebulosity II, stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and processed with Photoshop CS3.

 

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Uploaded on July 24, 2010