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2 Galaxies from last night

Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Skywatcher, Oct 18, 2009.

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    4 Hours worth of exposures to get my best Andromeda yet - I know it must be a little tedious seeing the same subject again and again - I will put of 2 of these as they look different on different monitor - one is bang on on my laptop yet looks far to light and noisy on the PC.

    Andromeda again M31 2.8 million light years away with her 2 orbiting galaxies a huge Galaxy that you can see from a dark place with the naked eye if you know where to look.

    Click the bar at the top to make it bigger ( these are still 45 percent of the original! thats how big this thing is)

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    and sl darker if it looks over exposed
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    And the 2 hours on M33 the pinwheel Galaxy - harder smaller target and unfortunately due to some technical problems is far too noisy for my liking
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    Now I post pictures on here of Nebulae which are large clouds of gas that are star forming regions and as they are usually made of hydrogen are a bright red colour - all the ones I have posted are obviously in our galaxy - the milky way - like the pac man and the orion and the North American etc.

    What you can see in this pic if you look is that I have managed to get at least 2 nebulae in this distant galaxy and the one top right even has some structure - so thats my first nebula in a different galaxy
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    totally amazing chris

    never get tired of seeing your pix, even if some are repeats, as you say best ones yet so thay are different in a sense eh!!

    keep em coming mate :yes: :D
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    Wow! Absolutely stunning Chris. :yes:
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    Great stuff, Chris! :thumbsup:

    Thanks for the new desktop wallpaper!

    Keep 'em coming.

    Tom :)macwave:... now where did I leave that Horse head nebula?)
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    Absolutely stunning as always, I'll never get tired of seeing them.

    A trillion stars in M31 or something I think I remember reading in last month's focus magazine
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    Great pic's. I'll never get bored of seeing your amazing images.

    We saw some lovely stary skies in ST Lucia.
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    Great views Chris...keep em coming! :thumbsup:
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    Am always in aw!
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    Thank you. What is amazing about andromeda is that I struggle to fit it into the frame on the dslr chip most images are heavily cropped
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    Claire She lost the crayons!

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    We need a exploding head smilie! Fab pics Chris. DH was fascinated.
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    Those are amazing - you are very patient and very talented Chris! Thanks for sharing with us! :thumbsup:
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    Those pictures are absolutely amazing, you are so talented to take piccies like that :yes::yes:

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