M31 The Andromeda Galaxy

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  4 frames each 12x5 minutes
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SV80S @ f/4.9
  • Mount:  Meade LX200 w/ super wedge
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-2000XM, SBIG CFW-8
  • Location:  My backyard in Goleta, CA
  • Date/Time:  
    • October 17/18, 2003 23:36-00:05 PDT
    • October 18/19, 2003 21:07-02:25 PDT
  • Processing:  Taken and reduced in CCDSoft v5.  Combined sub-exposures with Ray Gralak's Sigma Clip.  Aligned with Registar.  Mosaic combine, curves, levels, Unsharp Mask in Photoshop 8.
  • Name:  The Andromeda Galaxy, M31
  • Also in image:  M32, M101 (companion galaxies)
  • Type:  Galaxy
  • Constellation:  Andromeda
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