Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy

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The Great Andromeda Galaxy M31 is one of the most visited and imaged destinations in the sky. This closest neighboring galaxy spans the width of over six full moons and is easily captured even in small low power telescopes. A good image is however quite challenging because brightness ranges from quite intense at the core to very faint at the edges. This image is my fifth version of this classic spiral galaxy and is again for my daughter, Monique.  

Date Imaged       :

November 14, 2014

Lens       :

Borg 77ED at f/4.3

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

9.6 hours

Filter       :

LRGB 215:120:120:120 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy G11

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio