Andromeda Galaxy CCD

 

 Andromeda Galaxy

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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