NGC224 Andromeda Galaxy (M31) in Halpha + RGB from FSQ106 + FLI IMG6303E with Baader Halpha and Optec IR-Blocking RGB filters

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taken on October 22 & 23 and November 2 & 3 2007 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California 

Equipment used:

Takahashi FSQ106 530mm f/5 refractor (imaging telescope)

FLI IMG6303E imaging camera operated at -26C

Astro-Physics 80/900mm guidescope

SBIG ST7E guide camera operated at -5C

Astro-Physics AP1200GTO mount

FLI CFW1 filter wheel

Robofocus

Baader Planetarium 7nm 50mm unmounted Halpha filter

21 exposures of 20 minutes

Optec IR-Blocking RGB filters

24 exposures of 5 minutes through Blue and Green filters

18 exposures of 5 minutes through Red filter

12 hours 30 minutes total exposure

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