Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Andromeda Galaxy  ·  Andromeda galaxy  ·  M 110  ·  M 31  ·  M 32  ·  M110  ·  M31  ·  M32  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC 221  ·  NGC 224
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M31, M32 and M110 Trio of Galaxies (Two Panel Mosaic), 



    
        

            Alberto Pisabarro
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC 160FL (OTA #30)

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL 16200

Mounts: Paramount ME II

Guiding telescopes or lenses: TEC 160FL (OTA #30)

Software: CCDWare CCDAutoPilot 5  ·  Software Bisque TheSky X  ·  Pisinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2

Accessory: SBIG filter wheel STXL-FW8G  ·  Drew buster controler


Dates:Oct. 20, 2020Nov. 22, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 63x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 57x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 281x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 30x300" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 30x600" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 40.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.87%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00


Astrometry.net job: 4159779

RA center: 0h 42' 45"

DEC center: +41° 34' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.069 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 155.154 degrees

Field radius: 0.896 degrees


Resolution: 3538x4890

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

This image comes from a mosaic, which is not finished yet, but I want to take advantage of two of its panels to capture this view of this galactic trio.

The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31 or NGC 224, is a giant spiral galaxy, with a diameter of two hundred and twenty thousand light years and containing approximately one trillion stars. It is the farthest object visible to the naked eye from Earth.

M32 is a satellite galaxy of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). This small galaxy is a prototype of an elliptical galaxy, although in you it appears to be compact compared to other galaxies of the same type.

M110 is another galaxy that, like M32, is gravitationally tied to M31. Like M32, M110 is also an elliptical-type galaxy.

These three galaxies are located at an average distance of 2.5 million light years, in the constellation Andromeda.

It has been acquired from the remote observatory Deep Sky West in Rowe New Mexico, where my dear friends and fellow fans Jim Y Linda Powell has hosted her great team.

Thank you very much, dear friends.

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M31, M32 and M110 Trio of Galaxies (Two Panel Mosaic), 



    
        

            Alberto Pisabarro