The Great Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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The Great Andromeda Galaxy

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
80 mm Short Tube Refractor - Auto Guiding Orion
Imaging Cameras
450 Rebel Canon
Mounts
CG5 Equatorial Celestron
Accessories
6.3 Focal reducer Celestron
Software
3.3.3 Beta 47, 3.82 and CS3 Deep Sky Stacker, Image Plus, Photoshop & Noel's Tools,
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
8" SCT GT Series Celestron
Guiding Cameras
Star Shooter Autoguider Orion

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 6, 2010
Frames:
10x120" (20') ISO800
Integration:
20'
Avg. Moon age:
28.05 days
Avg. Moon phase:
2.46%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 98723

Resolution: 700x550

Description

The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light years from Earth in the Andromeda constellation. The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to our Mikly Way galaxy, but not the closet galaxy overall. It gets its name from area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda. The Andromeda Galaxy is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triagulum Galaxy, and about 30 other smaller galaxies. Although the largest, the Andromeda Galaxy may not be the most massive, as recent finding suggest that the Miklly Way contains more dark matter and could be the most massive in the grouping. M31 is one of Charles messier's maany discovered in 1764.

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The Great Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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