Andromeda Galaxy

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Imaging Telescope: TS APO80
Imaging Camera: QSI583wsg
Equatorial Mount: iOptron iEQ30 Pro

Total Exposure in minutes: 90

Rating

10

August, 2015

Bazaleti, Georgia

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31, or NGC 224) is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. The Andromeda Galaxy spans approximately 220,000 light-years and is the largest galaxy in our Local Group of galaxies.

The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are expected to collide in ~4.5 billion years, merging to form a giant elliptical galaxy or a large disc galaxy. With an apparent magnitude of 3.4, the Andromeda Galaxy is among the brightest of the Messier objects—making it visible to the naked eye on moonless nights, even when viewed from areas with moderate light pollution.

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31, or NGC 224) is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. The Andromeda Galaxy spans approximately 220,000 light-years and is the largest galaxy in our Local Group of galaxies.

The Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are expected to collide in ~4.5 billion years, merging to form a giant elliptical galaxy or a large disc galaxy. With an apparent magnitude of 3.4, the Andromeda Galaxy is among the brightest of the Messier objects—making it visible to the naked eye on moonless nights, even when viewed from areas with moderate light pollution.

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