Location of photoMount Pinos, Calif
Date/Time of photoJuly 7th 2011
EquipmentOrion Atlas Mount w/EQMOD, Astro-Tech 90mm ED Triplet, William Optics 70mm Guidescope, Orion SS Autoguider.
12x10min exposures Captured with MaxIm, Stacked with Deepsky Stacker, Processed in Photoshop CS5 - Levels & Curves a couple of times. Then GradientXTerminator, Color BIAS Adjustments, Color Adjustments. Then Some Color Boosting & Contrast Layers. Then finished it off with Astronomy Tools -Deepsky Noise Reduction & Space Noise Reduction. The Final work was Screen & Softlight Layer Masks to bring out the dust lanes.
DescriptionThe Great Andromeda Galaxy M31