Michael Purcell's Astrophotography

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M32

The light gray background of this picture is not a fault in the image. It is the diffuse starry background of M31, the great galaxy in Andromeda. This image has neither the integration time nor the resolution necessary to bring out the dust lanes in the background.

I took this picture from my driveway.

Constellation Andromeda
Right Asc (hh:mm:ss) 00:42:42
Declination(deg:sec) 40:52
Magnitude 8.2
Size (ArcMin) 8x6
Tirion SkyAtlas 2000 #22
Uranometria 2000 #60

CCD Camera Parameters

ST-7 Compressed Image
File_version = 3
Data_version = 1
Exposure = 10 minutes
Focal_length = 63.000
Aperture = 65.9400
Response_factor = 300.000
Note = Picture taken 11/23/95 at 23:10:17
Background = 321
Range = 316
Height = 510
Width = 765
Date = 11/23/95
Time = 23:10:17
Exposure_state = 37
Temperature = -19.98
Number_exposures = 1
Each_exposure = 10 minutes
History = DKF
Observer = Michael Purcell
X_pixel_size = 0.0090
Y_pixel_size = 0.0090
Pedestal = 0
E_gain = 3.00
User_1 = CCDOPS for DOS Version 2.05
Filter = None
Readout_mode = 0
Track_time = 0
Sat_level = 65535

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