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M31 bathing in ionised Hydrogen


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M31 the Andromeda Galaxy bathed in ionised Hydrogen. Imaged from Spain with the FSQ 106ed at f3.6 and the stunning ZWO ASI-6200 full frame Cmos camera. Exposure times were  140 x 240s frames in H-a with LRGB 100 x 180s in each channel a total of nearly 31hours. The  faint H-alpha in the background was very difficult for me to pull out probably making this my most challenging process to date.

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Peter Shah

 

M31 with Ha small.jpg

 

here is a revised version with some work done on the the background Luminance layer that was showing some additional structure 

M31 with Lminance and  Ha.jpg

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50 minutes ago, Marmot said:

Now that is what I call a picture! Stunning.

 

50 minutes ago, mightymonoped said:

Wow! That’s just on another level altogether! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

 

20 minutes ago, AstronomyUkraine said:

Excellent image Peter. Everything from the background nebula to the core is perfect.

 

Thank you, it was a massive challenge to pull it out the signal was so faint. But I am quite pleased with the end result.

 

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11 hours ago, peter shah said:

M31 the Andromeda Galaxy bathed in ionised Hydrogen. Imaged from Spain with the FSQ 106ed at f3.6 and the stunning ZWO ASI-6200 full frame Cmos camera. Exposure times were  140 x 240s frames in H-a with LRGB 100 x 180s in each channel a total of nearly 31hours. The  faint H-alpha in the background was very difficult for me to pull out probably making this my most challenging process to date.

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Peter Shah

 

M31 with Ha small.jpg

That's tremendous 🤯

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13 hours ago, Sonyme said:

One of the best images of Andromeda I have ever seen. It's beautiful Peter.    Gary

 

13 hours ago, MarkAR said:

Excellent work Peter.

Thank you Both.....here is a revised version with some work done on the the background Luminance layer that was showing some additional structure 

M31 with Lminance and  Ha.jpg

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