Astrophotography of Galaxies

NGC 253, Silver Dollar Galaxy using an AT66ED

M31, Andromeda Galaxy

Date: December 3, 2008

Telescope: Astro-Tech 66ED f/4.8 piggybacked on Orion 120ED on CG5 mount

Camera: Starlight Xpress SXV-H9C

Exposure: 20 2-min subframes (40 min total) guided with Meade DSI pro and Orion 120ED using PHD guiding.

Comments: Williams Optics 0.8x focal reducer, Baader UV/IR cut filter

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