Messier 31 - The Andromeda Galaxy
M31 - the Andromeda galaxy
  • 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. Exposure was meant to be much longer but Windows (tm) decided to reboot part way through the night...

  • A.K.A.: NGC224, Herschel H50
  • Camera: SBIG ST-F8300M at -15C
  • Filter: SBIG RGB filter set
  • Scope: William Optics Redcat 51 - 250mm at f5
  • Exposure: 3 x 10 red and green, 2 x 10 blue
  • Guiding: SBIG ST-i and OAG
  • Location: near Cayley, Alberta, Canada.
  • Date: September 4th 2021
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