M31 Andromeda

Just a quick post to say that last Saturday night the clouds cleared briefly and allowed me a hurried chance at imaging Andromeda (M31).

[Update – Please see my updated post for much improved imaging & information]

For light that’s travelled for over 2 million years it still puts on quite a show.

You can also see two other Messier objects M32 & M110.

The picture was taken with a Canon 20D using a 100-400L lens whilst piggyback on the scope, settings as follows:

ISO3200 f5.6 400mm 5 x 2.5 minute frames, stacked.

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