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The Andromeda Galaxy

M 31

October 8, 2016

Haven’t imaged Andromeda in a while so decided to give it a go. It’s alright, not my favorite and (as usual) needs more time.

The Andromeda Galaxy (M 31) is one of our nearest neighbors, and the most distant object visible to the naked eye at around 2.54 million light years. The small satellite galaxy below M 31 is M 110, and the even smaller satellite above the galaxy (which astronomers suspect may have collided with it’s host) is M 32.

RGB – 3hrs, 180s, ISO 400, F/3.5

Canon 200mm F/2.8L (Cropped)
Canon T3i (Stock)
Astronomik CLS clip filter
iOptron ZEQ25gt
Orion SSAG
PS, DSS, Carboni’s Tools, Gradient Xterminator, PHD 2, PS, BYEOS

Thanks for looking!