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M31, Andromeda Galaxy (HaLRGB), 



    
        

            Ruben Barbosa
M31, Andromeda Galaxy (HaLRGB)
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M31, Andromeda Galaxy (HaLRGB)

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics RH305

Imaging cameras: SBIG STX16803

Software: Maxim DL, Gimp


Frames:
Blue: 33x300"
Green: 44x300"
Red: 45x300"

Integration: 10.2 hours


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4087374

RA center: 0h 42' 44"

DEC center: +41° 16' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.660 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.400 degrees

Field radius: 1.221 degrees


Resolution: 4008x3459

Data source: Public amateur data

Description

* Image Acquisition LRGB by the staff at Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (www.DeepSkyWest.com).
* Image Acquisition H-alpha: Zoso.
* Processing: Ruben Barbosa.
* Distance: 2.65 Mly.

Andromeda is a spiral galaxy located about 2.5 million light-years away from Earth in the direction of the Andromeda constellation. It is the closest to the Milky Way and can be observed with the naked eye depending on the atmospheric conditions. It is estimated to contain about 500 billion stars and is on a collision course with our galaxy. Computer simulations show that star collisions will be rare, revealing how far apart they are from each other.

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