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Deep space - 5.9.2021 at 00.01 Multia Observation number 101057

Visibility V / V

In the end, there were conditions and time to take the first picture of the deep sky of the season. I guess it is the fifth picture I take of that object, but I always get something improved. Now I took data as a new filter for hydrogen mists. The color camera isn't quite the best for this job, but it still seems to work just fine. And I didn’t skimp on colors when the image data was good for once, and there was no need to fight noise.

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Constellation
    • Andromeda
  • Darkness
    • Good
  • Galaxies
    • Spiral galaxy info

      Spiral galaxy is a stellar system where there are outwards arched spiral arms from roundish (spiral galaxies) or bar-shaped (barred spiral galaxies) central condensation.

      The apparent shape of spiral galaxied depends on out observation direction. From above they are quite round. From the side they lens-shaped with a bulge in the middle.

      Generally a rather large instrument, good weather conditions and observational expereince are needed to see spiral arms. Usually spiral galaxies look like a fuzzy spots.

      Spiral galaxy M33 in Triangulum. Image Tero Turunen.


      Andromeda Galaxy M31. There are also galaxies M110 (upper right corner) and M32 (lower left corner) in this image. Image Pekka Peura.

      M101 aka Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      Spiral galaxy IC 342 aka Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis. Image Timo Inkinen.

      A sketch of spiral galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus. Image Juha Ojanperä.

  • Designation
    • M31
  • Field of view
  • 2.5 degrees
Technical information

iOptron CEM25P, ZWO ASI533MC, WO SpaceCat51 (250mm f / 4.9) Astronomical L-2: 127x120sec (4.2h), IDAS NBZ: 73x300s (6.1h)

Comments: 3 pcs
Eemil Pietilä - 8.9.2021 at 19.51 Report this

Ihan käsittämättömän hieno! Hyvää työtä! Itse olen myös kokeillut Andromedan kuvaamista nyt uudella kalustolla, mutta vaihtelevin tuloksin.

Jussi Halttunen - 12.9.2021 at 17.48 Report this

Todella hieno kuva ! Itselläni on tähän vielä pitkä matka, vaikka kalusto rupeaa kohta olemaan kasassa. Vaatii myös pitkän kirkkaan ja selkeän yön.

Tapio Lahtinen - 13.9.2021 at 22.19 Report this

Multialla taitaa olla aika pimeää kun noin laadukas kuva.

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