First attempt of M31 In colour

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First attempt of M31 In colour

Postby andrewscomputers » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:15 pm

HI all I managed to capture this image the other night with my new 290c camera,I only took 5seconds and the gain was fully up.Hope you enjoy.
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Re: First attempt of M31 In colour

Postby Aratus » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:05 pm

That's not bad considering you are using a camera which is designed for bright planets and the moon. You've been able to capture an image which isn't too different from that seen through a telescope, showing the bright core of the galaxy. The stars on the right are 11th and 12th magnitude or dimmer!
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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