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.

 Two frame Composite Mosaic Taken on August 25th/26th 2017

Location  Pinwood Reservoir

Telescope:  Takahashi FSQ 106 with focal reducer

SBIG 8300 LRGB images taken over a six hour period with Baader filters.