At long, last Andromeda ! ! !

On 12 December 2010, after months of eternal overcast night skies, I finally capured M32, the great spiral galaxy in Andreomeda from the midst of town.

10 exposures, each 15 seconds long @ ISO 1600 and f/3.5 with my trusty Pentax K200D and my equally trusty vintage Tamron 200 mm f/3.5 (Model 04B - Adaptall-2 system) stacked in Registax 4 and post-processed in PhotoImpact X3 provided this result:

 

But that's not all: Move your cursor over the image and see what happens, when one stacks 6 images of 30 seconds, 9 images of 20 seconds and 10 images of 15 seconds exposures. Click to open a larger version of that image in a frame of its own.

 

 

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