||Ra 00h 43m 35s Dec +41° 21’14° (current)
|Size & Distance:
||189.1 x 61.7 Apx 2.5 Million light-years.
|Date & Location:
||08-26-2011 Palomar Mountain, CA
||LRGB L=20@ 60s RGB=15 ea. @ 3min, all subs 5min, (bin 1x1).
||Takahashi Epsilon-210 / f3 630mm.
||Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 Pier
||SBIG-STL6303E / FLI-PDF focuser / Guided by TV60APO / w SBIG-RGH
||Astrodon G2 LRGB
||MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS5, Topaz Lab.
||Sky conditions: Average seeing, calm winds, mid 70’s
Image Field of view is 100 x 150 arcmin.
This image was an Astronomy Magazine Picture Of The Day and Editors choice in S&T 2011
Andromeda, Also known as M31, or NGC 224, it is often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy, but not the nearest galaxy overall.The Andromeda Galaxy is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 44 other smaller galaxies.
Also in the FOV are the two satellite galaxies M110 (NGC205) and M32 (NGC221)