My target tonight again was our neighbor galaxy Andromeda (M31). I like this object because even after a short exposure time and even with light polluted sky amazing structures become visible. In September 2012 I already took a first shot of M31.
This time the result was even better (even without using any flat-field images) and I decided to put it into “My top Astro-Pics” section. It is also available in full resolution. For stacking I used DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 with Kappa-Sigma Clipping.
|Location||Böblingen / Germany|
|Object||Andromeda Galaxy (M31)|
|Guiding||yes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG|
|Luminance||2x 800s, 1x 600s, 3x 400s, 1x 100s, 1x 20s, bin: 1x1|
|Red||2x 400s, 1x 200s, 2x 100s, 1x 25s, bin: 2x2|
|Green||2x 400s, 1x 200s, 2x 100s, 1x 25s, bin: 2x2|
|Blue||2x 400s, 1x 200s, 2x 100s, 1x 25s, bin: 2x2|