Captured from my backyard observatory in Western Michigan on Friday evening the 2nd September 2016 using the 12â€ RC and the new QHY16200 Monochrome CCD with LRGB Filters for a total integration time of 3.3 hours.
For the first time ever I captured all of the LRGB data binned 2×2.
High Resolution images here:
Full Size: http://nova.astrometry.net/annotated_full/1712938
Location: DownUnderObservatory, Fremont, MI
Captured September 2nd 2016
Size: 45.7 x 36.5 arcmin
Radius: 0.487 deg
Pixel scale: 1.21 arcsec/pixel
Total integration Time 3.3 Hours
QHY16200A monochrome CCD cooled to -20C
QHYOAG-M Off Axis Guider
LRGB 200 min, 10 x 5 min binned 2×2
Filters by Optolong
Astro-Tech AT12RC with AP 2.7″ Reducer @F6.2
Paramount GT-1100S German Equatorial Mount
Image Acquisition Maxim DL
Pre Processing Pixinsight
Post Processing Photoshop CS6
Lying at a distance of around 30 million Light Years from us in the Constellation of Andromeda and classed as an edge on unbarred Spiral Galaxy,
a popular target for both professional and Amateur Astro Imagers, as I had not captured this target since 2010 I have long awaited recapturing.