Location of photoSanibel Island, FL
Date/Time of photoNovember 28, 2013
EquipmentImaging Telescope: Televue 60is
Imaging Camera: Full spectrum modified Canon T2i DSLR
Mount: Celestron CGEM
DescriptionThe Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31 from Messier's Catalog, appears as a faint smudge of light to the unaided eye from a dark location. Set against the stars of Andromeda, M31 is best viewed during the fall and winter months in the northern hemisphere.
Long exposure images, properly processed, bring out a wealth of detail, including star forming regions, in addition to dark bands of dust superimposed on the galaxy's bright core.