Noel is going through all the recent deep-sky data and has just spent a marathon processing session putting together this image of M31 - the Great Andromeda galaxy:
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This image taken over 2 years (winter 2006 - winter 2007) is composed of 7 minutes over 26 hours worth of RGB and H-alpha data, the H-alpha component being about 7 and a half hours worth.
Noel would have spent at least the same amount of time (if not a bit more) in processing the data. For me, this is another definitive image and I won't be going back for more data at this focal length.
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