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19 years 7 months ago #6833 by James Butler
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I have been in and out the house all evening as the clouds passed over. Found a nice window and this is my first attempt at M31, 32 & 110 with a 200mm lens on my Canon 300D.

Only took the one shot as it was at zenith, my back was aching and I sat in a load of slugs. Fiddled a bit with the levels. No darks.

Nucleus and some of the spiral arms can be seen. The two elliptical galaxies can be made out too. Relatively short exposure as I just did a visual alignment on north with the naked eye.



Camera: Canon EOS300D with EF 200mm F2.8 lens
Mount: LXD75 GEM
Exposure: 120 secs
ISO: 1600

Now off to scrape slugs off my backside and early to bed as I intend getting up at 3am to have a crack at Macholz.

James Butler

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19 years 7 months ago #6834 by michaeloconnell
Replied by michaeloconnell on topic Re: Andromeda Galaxy...
That's a nice image James! Especially for only a 2 min exposure.
As for clear skies, any chance you could send some my way please? :(

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19 years 7 months ago #6835 by dave_lillis
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Hi James,
great pic, you also managed to capture the 2 satellite galaxies !

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Chairman. Shannonside Astronomy Club (Limerick)

Carrying around my 20" obsession is going to kill me,
but what a way to go. :)
+ 12"LX200, MK67, Meade2045, 4"refractor

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19 years 7 months ago #6837 by voyager
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That's a great image!

Notice the Dust lane on the bottom side of the Galaxy!

Bart.

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19 years 7 months ago #6838 by vindictive
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cool shot

the andromeda galaxy is one of my favorites :wink: ive seen it thru my binocs just having a hard time trying to line it up in my scope :(
ive use a few pictures on my desktop
just a quick ling to this site its a new picture every day for any one thats interested

antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html :)

At Present

7x50 Binocs

700mmx60mm Refractor

12 Inch Dob

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19 years 7 months ago #6841 by John C McConnell
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Cracking image James!
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