Spring 04 CCD Print Winner

M31 - the Andromeda Galaxy

Hap's M31
© Hap G.

date: 23 Jan 2004
exposure: 9x4min stacked
camera setup: Canon 10D @ ISO800
telescope setup: Nikon 300mm f/4.5 piggybacked on 10" LX200

comments: Calibrated with 6 dark frames and stacked using Adaptive Addition and Digital Development in "Images Plus," final finishing in Photoshop
Companion galaxies M32 and M110 can be seen