M101 Widefield

This image was taken on my first night out following the street light switch-off in the nearby towns (between midnight and 5:00am), helpfully the moon was also on the opposite side of the sky by this time. As you can see, I have also also managed to capture a fair few of M101’s companion galaxies …

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The Andromeda Galaxy – M31, M32 & M110

This is the Andromeda Galaxy, taken 14th/15th September 2013.  The image consists of 6 x 30 minute subexposures.  Read on below for technical details. Imaging: Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, Canon EOS 500D, Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2″, Sky-Watcher 0.85x, APT Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6, AstroTortilla, EQMod Guiding: ST80, QHY5, PHD guiding Processing: PixInsight Dates: Sept. 14-15, …

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