The Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy

M31 was one of the first objects I tried photographing and it is the one I failed the most with. Multiple optics, cameras, filters, exposure times - no matter what I tried in the past, I just couldn’t get a good shot out of the data. With this one now, I’m pretty pleased, though.

Exposure: 5hrs 10min


  • Scope: William Optics ZenithStar 80 ED II
  • Lens: Skywatcher 0.85x Reducer/Flattener
  • Camera: Canon EOS 60Da
  • Filter: Optolong UHC
  • Mount: Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 GT
  • Guiding: Svbony SV165 Guide Scope with ZWO ASI 224MC
  • Controller: ZWO ASIAir Pro


  • M 31
  • M 110