Rosette Nebula

Messier 31 is the well known great Andromeda Galaxy. Visible to the naked eye under clear dark skies, this galactic neighbor is 2.6 million lightyears away. It's a huge object, as wide as six full moons side by side, and contianing an estimated 1 trillion stars!

This object began my quest for the ultimate wide field telescope, as I was unhappy with having to take this with a piggy back mounted zoom lens. This is my first attempt with the Veloce.

Image Details
Camera: QSI 683ws8
Optic: Canon 300mm f/4 L @ f/5.6
Exposure: 13x20min. Ha, 9x20min. OIII, 8x9min. SII
Mount: Paramount MX
Date: December, 2013
Other: Imaged from Lake Mary, FL

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Rosette Nebula