Tag Archives: Andromeda Galaxy

My best and worst deepsky images of 2019

Esprit 100 triplet refractor pointed at the constellation of Orion

It didn’t seem like we had many clear nights here but I was able to take quite a number of astro images this past year. Join me as I look back over the best and worst deepsky images I imaged and processed in 2019. Which one did I like the best?

Meet M31 Andromeda Galaxy; taken with Esprit 100 and Moravian G3-16200EC

A recent image of M31 I took with a Skywatcher Esprit 100 and Moravian 16200EC CCD.
Click image for high resolution JPG (18mb) An Esprit 100 triplet APO refractor and Moravian G3-16200EC CCD camera riding on a Skywatcher EQ6 mount and Skyshed pier. This is with data acquired in September and October 2018 from my backyard in Kitchener, Ontario. Using a Skywatcher Esprit 100mm triplet refractor and a Moravian G3-16200EC CCD [...]

M31 Andromeda Galaxy from the suburbs of Kitchener

M31 Andromeda Galaxy ASI1600MM-C and Esprit 100
M31 Andromeda Galaxy is a popular target for both observers and astrophotographers in the Fall months. It's well positioned for viewing in the NE sky after sunset when dark arrives. It remains visible for most of the night as well which is perfect for imaging this nearest galaxy friend of ours. This data was acquired [...]

M31 90min LRGB test using ASI1600mm-cooled CMOS camera

M31 90min LRGB test image with ASI1600mm-cooled

I performed some more test imaging with the ASI1600mm-cooled camera. This time I centered the telescope and camera on M31, the great Andromeda galaxy. I have imaged M31 before a few years ago using different equipment. This galaxy is a popular target at this time in the northern hemisphere when it rises high in the […]

And so it begins…

My first image of M31 galaxy. Shawn Nielsen 2008

This was my first image taken upon returning to the astrophotography hobby and astronomy after many years. It was summer of 2008 and I found an urge to explore the cosmos again and meet up with old friends, the stars of the night sky. I had decided to purchase a new telescope and try my […]