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Well it was there so I had to do it ;)

250 x 60 sec subs, 50% stacked in DSS, Lights only. Altair EDF72 Deluxe, 0.8 Reducer Flattener, ASIAir, guide & dither, ASI533MC & ASI120MM guide.
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ImageM31 ST AF PS by Tony Boutle, on Flickr

Processed in Star Tools, Affinity & PS 2021.
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Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

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Latitude: 52.219853
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Great capture and processing Tony!
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This is your first M31? :shock:
That's awesome! Great pic!
One question though: If you're guiding and dithering, why only stack 50%?

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wow for a first , love the dust lne , thx .
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Larry 1969 wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:17 pm This is your first M31? :shock:
That's awesome! Great pic!
One question though: If you're guiding and dithering, why only stack 50%?

Larry
Yes first attempt, everything fell in to place last night.

Well I may stack more and see what I can pull out further, I had limited time to play with it this morning. My house husband duties and all. :lol:
Cheers,

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AP Refractor: Altair 72EDF Deluxe F6;1x & 0.8 Flatteners; Antares Versascope 60mm finder. ASIAir Pro.

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Cameras: main DSO ASI533MC; DSO guide ASI 120MM; Planetary ASI224MC; Lunar SVBONY 305; DSLR Canon EOS100 stock.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
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Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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messier 111 wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:20 pm wow for a first , love the dust lne , thx .
Thank J-Y :D
Cheers,

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Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; .X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x, Celestron 8-24mm Zoom, ZWO 2” Filter holder, Antares 2” Dielectric diagonal.

Cameras: main DSO ASI533MC; DSO guide ASI 120MM; Planetary ASI224MC; Lunar SVBONY 305; DSLR Canon EOS100 stock.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
Accuracy: 5 m
Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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Mac wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 12:44 pm Great capture and processing Tony!
Thanks Steve, get good data and this processing thing is somewhat simpler.
Cheers,

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AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer.

AP Refractor: Altair 72EDF Deluxe F6;1x & 0.8 Flatteners; Antares Versascope 60mm finder. ASIAir Pro.

Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; .X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x, Celestron 8-24mm Zoom, ZWO 2” Filter holder, Antares 2” Dielectric diagonal.

Cameras: main DSO ASI533MC; DSO guide ASI 120MM; Planetary ASI224MC; Lunar SVBONY 305; DSLR Canon EOS100 stock.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
Accuracy: 5 m
Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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Very nice, Tony. Congrats on getting this one under your belt.

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Greenman wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:34 pm I had limited time to play with it this morning. My house husband duties and all. :lol:
That's funny! I'm doing dishes while my M33 from last night is stacking in APP! :lol:

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Awesome! Great job, Tony!!
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Larry 1969 wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:44 pm
Greenman wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:34 pm I had limited time to play with it this morning. My house husband duties and all. :lol:
That's funny! I'm doing dishes while my M33 from last night is stacking in APP! :lol:

Larry
Ah, I feel you pain :lol:
Cheers,

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AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer.

AP Refractor: Altair 72EDF Deluxe F6;1x & 0.8 Flatteners; Antares Versascope 60mm finder. ASIAir Pro.

Celestron AVX Mount; Celestron SE6 Mount; .X-cel LX eyepieces & Barlows 2x 3x, Celestron 8-24mm Zoom, ZWO 2” Filter holder, Antares 2” Dielectric diagonal.

Cameras: main DSO ASI533MC; DSO guide ASI 120MM; Planetary ASI224MC; Lunar SVBONY 305; DSLR Canon EOS100 stock.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
Accuracy: 5 m
Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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Quick reprocess as Larry suggested this is with 85% rather than 50% being stacked. Took a bit longer on the processing.

ImageM31 ST 85 PS AF by Tony Boutle, on Flickr
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AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer.

AP Refractor: Altair 72EDF Deluxe F6;1x & 0.8 Flatteners; Antares Versascope 60mm finder. ASIAir Pro.

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Cameras: main DSO ASI533MC; DSO guide ASI 120MM; Planetary ASI224MC; Lunar SVBONY 305; DSLR Canon EOS100 stock.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
Accuracy: 5 m
Bortle 4 site. https://maps.google.com/?q=52.21985,-1.03447

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Very nice image Tony!

Great acquisition and processing. Nice work!
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Juno16 wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 5:06 pm Very nice image Tony!

Great acquisition and processing. Nice work!
Thanks Jim, appreciated 👍
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AP SCT: Celestron NexStar 6SE; Orion RACI 9x500 illuminated finder; Antares 0.63 reducer.

AP Refractor: Altair 72EDF Deluxe F6;1x & 0.8 Flatteners; Antares Versascope 60mm finder. ASIAir Pro.

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Cameras: main DSO ASI533MC; DSO guide ASI 120MM; Planetary ASI224MC; Lunar SVBONY 305; DSLR Canon EOS100 stock.

Filters: Astronomik IR cut; Baader Semi Apo; Baader Fringe Killer; Optolong Pro CLS 1.25; SvBony CLS 2.0.

Binoculars: Celestron 15 x 70.

Latitude: 52.219853
Longitude: -1.034471
Accuracy: 5 m
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Hi Tony. A great image of a great target. A superb M31 (Andromeda Galaxy) capture with good contrast, nice star field, great core and spiral arm details. And M32 and M110 show up nicely too on the Flickr site.. The reprocessed version, with thanks to Larry, is even better. Thanks for sharing this with us on here Tony and keep up the great work.
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Nice capture with details in the dust lanes clearly visible.

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Looks good Tony. The reprocess is a definite improvement.
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Your nice night yielded a great shot of M31. Don't you just love it when things work out ;)
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