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M31 : The Andromeda Galaxy

Photograph of M31

Visible to the naked eye in darker sites, this is the one of the furthest objects you can see with your unaided eyes. This photograph was taken with Phil Anderson's fine Nikon ED 300mm lens. The field of view is just right for this object using my 350D camera. Taken the same excellent night as my recent M45 photograph.

Click the image above for a larger version (1260x831, 637k).

Information about this object can be found on the SEDS website.

Photograph Information
LocationClearfield Observatory
TelescopeNikon ED 300mm at f2.8, using Fotodiox EOS adapter.
CameraCanon 350D, Hutech modified type I
ExposureStack of 20, 2 1/2 minute exposures at ISO 800
Notes40°F, 77%rh, good transparancy

Calibrated with bias, dark and flat frames.
Initial RAW conversion, registration and stacking in IRIS.
Noise reduction in PixInsight LE 1.02 Additional adjustments in Photoshop CS2

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