M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy

    Exposure Details
    Lens Sky-Watcher Esprit 100 - No optional accessories needed
    Focal Length 550mm
    Focal Ratio F5.5
    Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma2M
    Guiding Orion Magnificient Mini Autoguider
    Camera Canon 60Da
    Exposure 20 lights at 300 seconds each and 15 lights at 30 seconds each
    Calibration 20 darks, no flats, no bias
    Date November 29th and December 28th of the year 2013
    Temperature It was a small bit chilly=)
    SQM Reading Bortle 2
    Seeing Great
    Location Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus - Crowell, TX
    Software Used Backyard EOS, Deep Sky Stacker, PixInsight

    The image below was taken under the exact same circumstances as the original above. The only difference being that a Takahashi FSQ106 was used. Same night, same sky, same mount and very basic processing techniques performed in parallel.

© 2017 Astrophotography by Jerry Gardner