Messier 31 – Andromeda Galaxy

Miroslav Horvat
Location of photo
Petrova gora, Croatia
Date/Time of photo
November 6th, 2015.
Exposure: 19x5 min ISO 800 Mount: NEQ6 pro OTA: SkyWatcher 200/1000 Guiding camera: QHY5L-IIc Main camera: Canon EOS 600d with Baader Mk II Coma corrector Software: Backyard EOS, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6
The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth.It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. It received its name from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda. Andromeda is approximately 220,000 light years across, and it is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and other smaller galaxies
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