Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Andromeda (And)  ·  Contains:  Andromeda Galaxy  ·  M 110  ·  M 31  ·  M 32  ·  NGC 205  ·  NGC 221  ·  NGC 224
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M31 - The Great Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

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M31 - The Great Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Drew Evans
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M31 - The Great Andromeda Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 11" f/2.2

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini (mono)

Software: Lightroom CC  ·  PixInsight  ·  AstroPixel Processor

Filters: Optolong 2" L-Pro  ·  Baader f/2 Highspeed in H-alpha 10nm

Accessory: ZWO AsiAir Pro


Dates:Nov. 10, 2020

Frames: 104x180" (5h 12')

Integration: 5h 12'

Avg. Moon age: 24.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.22%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4584954

RA center: 00h42m22s

DEC center: +41°1915

Pixel scale: 1.254 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 229.958 degrees

Field radius: 1.278 degrees


Resolution: 6158x3988

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth, and the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. The galaxy's name stems from the area of the Earth's sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda.

The combined mass of the Andromeda Galaxy is of the same order of magnitude as that of the Milky Way, at a trillion solar masses. The smaller galaxies alongside are M32 and M110.

The number of stars contained in the Andromeda Galaxy is estimated at one trillion, or roughly twice the number estimated for the Milky Way. Now just think of how many planets are orbiting those stars, perhaps some with intelligent life.

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M31 - The Great Andromeda Galaxy, 



    
        

            Drew Evans