- Description: M31 - the Andromeda galaxy, the closest major galaxy to us at about 2.2 million
light years. Most likely the largest in our "local group" of galaxies. Easily visible naked eye from
a dark location, stunning in large binoculars! (but you won't see the colours!) First recorded history
appears to be by a Persian astronomer in 964 AD.
- A.K.A NGC224, Herschel H50
- Camera: SBIG ST-F8300M at -15C
- Filter: SBIG RGB filter set
- Scope: Takahashi FSQ-106N - 530mm at f5
- Exposure: 60 red, 60 green, 50 blue
- Guiding: SBIG ST-i and OAG
- Location: near Cayley, Alberta, Canada.
- Date: September 4th-5th, 2013