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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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:iconscott31459:
scott31459 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy to fly economy... ;)
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:iconzakkiya29:
zakkiya29 Featured By Owner 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:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks for including me with all these other great artists
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:iconthesweetestinsanity:
theSweetestInsanity Featured By Owner 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:
honda-vfr Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
beautiful astro photograph, phenomenal detail. you should be proud of the work you put into it.
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thanks a ton for the kind words. So glad you enjoy it!
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:iconglenn0o7:
Glenn0o7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Photographer
Amazing work :)
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:iconbhalstead:
bhalstead Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Photographer
Gorgeous!!
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thanks soooo much!
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Photographer
perfect
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thanks so much!
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:iconwagn18:
wagn18 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thanks a ton!
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:icondaforcefilms:
DAFORCEFilms Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Hard to believe that thing is going to probably hit us in 4 billion years...
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Really trying not to worry about it!
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:iconlluviosa:
lluviosa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Writer
:iconloveloveplz:
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Thanks, Glad you like it!
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:iconedwardspaghetti:
EdwardSpaghetti Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
beautiful
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
:D Thank You!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent work
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Thanks so much!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
np
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:iconbp2007:
bp2007 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Featured here: [link]

Thank you for being part of the PhotographyUniverse.
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Thanks for the feature and for having me...Great Group!
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:iconbp2007:
bp2007 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
You are very welcome. :)
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:iconwcunha:
wcunha Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconblack-richa:
Black-Richa Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
I don't have much to say except:iconsobeautifulplz:
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Thanks, Glad you like it!
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:iconblack-richa:
Black-Richa Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Happy it made you glad :pat:
and you're welcome :D
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:D
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:iconblack-richa:
Black-Richa Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:boogie:
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:iconarielrgh:
ArielRGH Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great astrophotography, with just about enough scattered light to visualize both the stars in front and the galaxy behind. Awesome compositing work! :clap:
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Thanks so much!
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:iconarielrgh:
ArielRGH Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :D
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:iconbeecho01:
beecho01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
brilliant as per usual!
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Thanks James!
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:iconwhitelion07:
whiteLion07 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great!
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:iconkaxx13:
kaxx13 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
another amazing pic
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Thanks so glad you like it!
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:iconbjdesai:
BJDesai Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome..
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Thanks! :D
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:iconlaura-skeff:
Laura-Skeff Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
one of your best shots. definetely,a great catch! :)
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thanks so much. So glad you liked it!
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Thomas-Koidhis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Another awesome one :)
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Thanks Thomas, Glad you like it!
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:iconabdohad:
AbdoHad Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wooow!! .. wonderful !
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Thanks a ton!
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:iconbp2007:
bp2007 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Very nice work. This will be featured as "Photo of the day" in the PhotographyUniverse.
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:iconinsomniaworks:
insomniaworks Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
I'm Honoured thanks so much!
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