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Contains:  M 31, Great Nebula in Andromeda, NGC 224, M 32, NGC 221, M 110, NGC 205

Image of the day 09/25/2015

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    The Great Galaxy of Andromeda, M31, 


    The Great Galaxy of Andromeda, M31

    Technical card

    Resolution: 1620x1261 job: 785256

    RA center: 10.631 degrees

    DEC center: 41.256 degrees

    Orientation: -92.741 degrees

    Field radius: 1.957 degrees


    Please, use a link under the image above to see more images and info.

    There are two versions. A normal image (B) and a starless one (Original). Actually the starless image shows the M31 as it was seen just outside of our home galaxy, the Milky way. All the stars in the first photo are located in Our galaxy at maximum distance of few tens of thousands light years. M31 lies at distance of about 2.5 million light years. There is 2.5 million light years of nothing between us and Messier 31.

    A collaboration image, this time with David Lane. He is also a master of landscape astrophotographing, please, have a look at his homepage:

    Image acquisition is made by David Lane. He sent a massive amount of data to me to process and here is the first result, the Great Galaxy of Andromeda with 37 hours of exposure time.



    License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons


      The Great Galaxy of Andromeda, M31, 


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      The Great Galaxy of Andromeda, M31, 



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    The Great Galaxy of Andromeda, M31,