Andromeda

Andromeda

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DescriptionSeveral years back I caught Andromeda in a hand held night shot with my new 25mm f1.2.  I later tried to get better shots using the 60mm, but needed a mount, and then I decided I needed a flat field scope.  Finally, several years on I got a clear night with Andromeda above the light pollution from central London, visible from my bedroom above the street lights, and managed to get several hundred frames to stack.  This is what I wanted to get back then.  Ok, not the best shot of Andromeda.  The colours are faked because the light pollution turned everything sickly yellow green even on the clearest of nights.  But you can see the arms just about in the dust and you can see the other galaxies of the cluster around it.  So not up to Hubble standards, or even the standards of some of my former colleagues, but without a cut filter for the light pollution and without moving house, I'm quite pleased.
ArtistRob Daykin
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ModelE-M1MarkIII
Lens ModelRedCat 51 APO f4.9
Focal Length250.0 mm
F Number4.9
Aperture4.9
ISO3200
Shutter Speed8