About 2.2 million
lightyears distant, and
the core is still visible to
the naked eye! -- that's
M31, one of our nearest
neighbor galaxies in the
constellation
Andromeda. The angle
subtended by M31 is
almost 3 degrees,
about the size of six   
full moons that are put
end-to-end. M31 has
several small satellite
galaxies, including  
M32, located to the
right of the core, and
NGC205, located t
o the
l
eft of the main galaxy.
Takahashi FSQ106
SBIG STL
11K
R
obofocus
TAKometer
Paramount ME

Astrodon Filters

RGB:


R= 1
5min x 12, 1x1
G= 1
5min x 12, 1x1
B= 1
5min x 12, 1x1

Maxim/ACP


Processed with
P
ixInsight and Adobe
Photoshop

Data obtained in the
Fall 2014 from
backyard observatory
in PA
                      M31 in Andromeda
             
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