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ANDROMEDA GALAXY (M31)

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I had planned on this shot being a composite of two 1 Hour exposures. The first shot had horribly trailed stars (I bumped the setup while the exposure was going). This is the first time I have tried to shoot the Andromeda Galaxy, so I wasn't sure how to frame the shot or how long to let the exposure run. Now that I see how this shot turned out, I will probably go to 90 minute exposures (hopefully next time I won't be so clumsy around the setup).

ANDROMEDA GALAXY (M31)

IMAGER - Nikon F2
OPTICS - AP130EDT @ f8
MOUNT - MI-250
FILTER - Lumicon Deep Sky
FILM - Hypered PJ400
EXPOSURE - 1 Hour
DATE - 9/5/1999
PROCESSING - Set dark point and cropped using Photoshop