M31 The Andromeda Galaxy
The great spiral galaxy in the constellation Andromeda is approximately two million light years from earth. This makes M31 one of the brightest and closest spiral galaxies. M31 can be spotted with the naked eye on a very dark moon less night. Through a small telescope it appears as a large oval-like gray glow with two faint companion galaxies.
Composite Mosaic Taken over two nights, September 2014
Location Pinwood Reservoir
Telescope: FS 102 Takahashi Fluorite Lens
Camera SBIG 8300