Sept 4-5, 2010; Blackwell Campground, IN
This is my best shot of M31. It was taken under excellent skies with my TAK 85 mm Baby Q at prime focus.
It is slightly cropped, but otherwise is 1:1, no binning, with the original
image. The TAK Baby Q has a well deserved reputation for being very sharp.
The camera pixels here are 5.71 x 5.71 um yielding a resolution of 2.6 arcsec/pixel.
Canon-Hutech 400D on TAK 85 on AP Mach1, 48 minutes total.
Guiding with SBIG STV and efinder.
This is a 2x blow up of NGC 205 from the above image. The dust lanes in NGC 205 show up nicely. Amazing detail for 450 mm focal length.
This is a negative of the middle image with some of the brighter NGC 205 globulars labeled. mag = 15-16-17 globulars are readily visible. For a detailed list of the M31 system globulars, check out Rob Gendler's web site:
Here is a hard core list of M31 system globulars.
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