M31
The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It is the nearest spiral galaxy to our own. As it is visible as a faint smudge on a moonless night, it is the farthest object visible to the naked eye. Andromeda is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which consists of the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 30 other smaller galaxies.
Equipment: Exposure details: Location:
Telescope: FSQ106N
Mount: EQ6
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: SBIG LRGB
Luminance: 25x5min
Red: 6x10min
Green: 6x10min
Blue: 6x10min
Rachia, Veroia, Greece
N 40o29'00.0" - E 22o12'55.0"
Elevation:550m
20 December 2008
Image details:
Acquisition: MaxImDL Reduction/stacking: MaxImDL RGB weights: G2V Star
RGB combine: MaxImDL LRGB creation: Photoshop CS3
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