M31 The Andromeda Galaxy

Posted by buc240
on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

captured by Jason Cottle

This image of M31 was captured using a self modified TEC cooled Canon 350XT, with an exposure comprised of 20x 8 minute subexposures operating at iso 800. Imaging train consisted of a Stellarvue SV80S Triplet Apo refractor, Stellarvue dedicated Field flattner, and a Astronomik CLS-CCD EOS clip filter, mounted on a PHD guided Orion Atlas EQ-G GEM using A DSI and a 80mm Stellarvue Aplanat  guide scope processed using MaximDL and PS CS2

M31 is a large beautiful nieghbor Galaxy at 2.5 mly distance and is the brightest in the local group

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