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M31/M110/M32 - Andromeda
I got my first scope, a 6" Orion Deep Space Explorer in 1997. A few years ago I upgraded to the XT12G and then bought the imaging rig described in the photo description.
Details
Date Taken: 10/01/2013
Photographer: Greg Bradburn
Location: Staunton River State Park, VA
Telescope: Orion ED80T CF Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount
Camera: Orion Magnificent Mini Deluxe AutoGuider Package
Other Camera: Canon T2i EOS 550D
Processing: BackyardEOS, DSS, Photoshop CS 5.1
Exposure: 18x600 sec
Notes: Image of Andromeda captured at the Staunton River Star Party in October 2013. Image composd of 18 10 minutes exposures calibrated with darks, flats and dark-flats. Camera: Canon T2i EOS 550D Telescope: Orion ED80T CF Triplet API Refractor Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Guiding: Orion SSAG with 50mm guide scope. Software: Backyard EOS for camera control and image acquisition. Phd for guiding. DeepSkyStacker for image calibration and stacking. Photoshop CS 5.1 for post-processing.

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