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Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
 Had clear skies on August 24th and was able to get my first satisfying results on a galaxy. M31 happened to be in a clear sky area that I could shoot from my driveway so setup the equipment and made the shot. I need a lot more subs but this turned out decent. It was a rare night of low humidity and the guiding was pretty good for the subs. Got the focus pretty close too. Acquisition with BYEOS, guided with PHD, stacked in DSS and processed in PS CS2. Ended up with 6 subs of of 180 seconds each.
 
Here is the final result: 
 






Comments:
On 08/30/11 at 09:37pm Larry wrote:
Thanks for the encouraging comments. I am making progress and realizing just how challenging and fun this hobby is!

On 08/30/11 at 12:57pm West wrote:
That is absolutely amazing. Your work is really starting to come along nicely. This is a great shot. Something to be proud of.



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