10 September 2007
October 03, 2003.
A "different" Andromeda.
It is a mosaic of 2 series, one 6x20sec near the core and one 20x30sec in the "rings". I forgot to shoot dark frames, so a few hot pixels can be seen, but still the amount of structure in the galaxy is rather interesting. The foreground stars are Milky Way stars. I used my C8 with Vesta SC3 b/w and a 0.6x Mogg adapter.
All images below were shot with my old Vesta 675K SC1 camera (uncooled).
|M31, The Andromeda galaxy, 26. October 2002. My first galaxy ever. Due to the size of the galaxy, I used an SLR lens mounted piggyback on the mount. Camera: Vesta 675K SC1. Only "Environmental Cooling", temp= 0 C. Lens: 55mm Super Takumar 1:1.8, stopped down to f2.8. Filters: None. Exposure: 100x20.5 sec exposures with K3CCDTools. Processing: Registax and Photoshop.|