M31 Galaxy  - 9.21.2007
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Meade LX200 14 GPS @ F/2
HyperStar
Mount: Meade
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel
Filters: Astronomik LP
Exposure:  240 X 30 Seconds = 120 Minutes
Time: 11:00 PM EST
Location: Waldwick, NJ
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I had a particularly hard time processing
this image due to a first quarter moon
causing some severe color gradients.  
Russell Croman's Gradient Exterminator
was used in Photoshop to a major extent.
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higher resolution