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Observatory Parameters
Feb 18
Lat. 39.0, Lon. -77.5
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Crescent
08:36 20:44
This was captured with a single exposure, enhanced with Lightroom.
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Andromeda Galaxy, Astrophotography by Michael_Lewis

Equipment

  • Imaging telescope / lens: Pentax Lens 300/70-300 mm K1
  • Guiding telescope / lens: Pentax Lens 300/70-300 mm K1

Frames / Subs

  • Lights: 1 x 60 sec
  • Total integration time: 1:00 min

Acquisition

  • Seeing: 4 / 5
  • Transparency: 5 / 5
  • Sky darkness: 5 / 9
  • Ambient temperature: 33.0 ºF
  • ISO: 200

Spatial Info

  • Image Size: 4,093 x 3,353 pixels
  • Image Scale: 3.292 arcsec / pixel
  • Visual Field: 3º 44' 39''
  • RA Center: 0h 42m 36s
  • DEC Center: 41º 20' 46''
  • Orientation: -80.554 degrees E of N

Sky Maps

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Comments

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