M31 Andromeda from Australia

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'M31 Andromeda from Australia'

M31 Andromeda from Australia

[Public Domain] 8 Oct 2021 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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They said it couldn’t be done. Well not quite, it can be done with a clear view north if you’re closer to the equator than most Australian’s but it’s not without a good deal of effort which in this case involved a chainsaw and really heavy handed processing to deal with the red bias near the horizon.

I think it turned out better than any previous attempt!

M31 Andromeda (From Australia)

Celestron RASA 11” F2
Skywatcher EQ8Rh-Pro Mount
QHY268M Cooled CMOS Camera
41 x 60s Lum (No Filter)
23 x 60s Red Filter
27 x 60s Green Filter
22 x 60s Blue Filter
Combined as LRGB in PI & PS

Total Integration – 1.8 hours

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