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Nearest Neighbour 2 by insomniaworks Nearest Neighbour 2 by insomniaworks
Finally had a chance to reprocess Nearest Neighbour with all the available data.

M-31 The Andromeda Galaxy with companion galaxies M-32 (bottom,attached) and M-110 (upper)
Approx 2.9 million ly distant

Imaged at the CCCA Observatory
Wellandport, Ontario
Aug 29th 2011

William Optics Megrez 72mm Apo Refractor (New Toy)
W/O .8X field flattener
EQ Pro 6 German Equatorial Mount
Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Canon Digital Rebel XT (unmodified)

Prime Focus
20 X 3 min exposures @ ISO 800 combined(original)
Then
15 X 1 min exposures @ ISO 800
20 X 30 sec exposures @ ISO 800
combined and layer masked in to preserve core detail
Dark frames subtracted
1hr 25 min Total Exposure
Combined with Deep Sky Stacker
Processed with PS CS2
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scott31459 Feb 16, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Happy to fly economy... ;)
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:iconzakkiya29:
zakkiya29 Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello there! :wave: Your beautiful work has been featured here-->[link]. Please fave the journal so that more people will be able to see it !
:dalove:
Thankyou!
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:iconinsomniaworks:
Thanks for including me with all these other great artists
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:iconthesweetestinsanity:
theSweetestInsanity Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Once again... This is incredible! I can't even think of any adequate words to explain how much I love and appreciate this image and how beautiful it is! Speechless, as per usual :) ah!
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:iconhonda-vfr:
beautiful astro photograph, phenomenal detail. you should be proud of the work you put into it.
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:iconinsomniaworks:
Thanks a ton for the kind words. So glad you enjoy it!
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Glenn0o7 Sep 21, 2012   Photographer
Amazing work :)
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bhalstead Sep 15, 2012   Photographer
Gorgeous!!
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:iconinsomniaworks:
Thanks soooo much!
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KingStephenArthur Jun 28, 2012  Student Photographer
perfect
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