M31 The Great Andromeda Galaxy

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Taken on October 3, 2003 at Fremont Peak State Park near San Juan Bautitista, Ca.

Astro-Physics Traveler f/6 with Astro-Physics 0.75X Telecompressor (F=457.5mm total, f/4.5)

SBIG ST10XME Imaging Camera at -18deg C. Unguided

Astro-Physics AP900GTO mount

Finger Lakes Instrumentation DF2 Digital Focuser

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CFW1 Filter Wheel

8 exposures of one minute through Optec IR-Blocking Luminance Filter

9 exposures of one minute through Optec IR-Blocking RGB filters 

Total exposure = 35 minutes

Maxim 3.20 used for image capture

Sigma pre-beta 11 used for darks, biases, flats, combines

Photoshop 7 used for final adjustments

 

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