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26 August 2012

DSO 3 - M31 and NGC 884

We were blessed with a nice clear sky last night in Cork so I just had to go out and play.
Here are stacked/processed photos of Andromeda galaxy and the double cluster NGC 884 with
some photoshop voodoo applied.



OTA: WO 72mm Megrez w/ Moonlite Focuser & SkyWatcher FF & LPR Filter
Camera: Nikon D3100 14.2mp
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Exposures: 10
Exposure: 45sec
ISO: 400



OTA: WO 72mm Megrez w/ Moonlite Focuser & SkyWatcher FF & LPR Filter
Camera: Nikon D3100 14.2mp
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Exposures: 1
Exposure: 1min
ISO: 3200

These were all unguided using the HEQ5 Pro. Just some accurate polar alignment.

The SkyWatcher FF (which I got from Stephen at KTEC) made a huge difference while imaging with the 72mm Megrez, as you can see from this shot without the FF: