Astrophotography - Imaging the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), again

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. 

Date2013/09/03
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectAndromeda Galaxy (M31)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance2x 800s, 1x 600s, 3x 400s, 1x 100s, 1x 20s, bin: 1x1
Red2x 400s, 1x 200s, 2x 100s, 1x 25s, bin: 2x2
Green2x 400s, 1x 200s, 2x 100s, 1x 25s, bin: 2x2
Blue2x 400s, 1x 200s, 2x 100s, 1x 25s, bin: 2x2
Dark2x
Flatnone
Total exposure~1h19min.


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