M31 (Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda)


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Date: September, 2010
Location: Elizabeth, CO. Mag 5.5 skies, alt ~6500 ft

16" f/4.9 Newtonian, Pegasus Optics primary

6" f/4.4 Newtonian, Parks optics

Mount: MI-500 w/ Astrophysics AP1200 GOTO computer control
Exposure Durations: 

Luminance = Three panel mosaic, each panel 120 mins on 16" using a STL-11000M

Color = Three panel mosaic, each panel 120 mins on 6" using a ST-4000XCM, concurrently collected during luminance collection

Seeing: ~2"
Comments:   Processed using Maxim, Registar, CCDStack and Corel's PhotoPaint X4

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