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M31 in Andromeda
26-OCT-2008

M31 in Andromeda

M31 - the "Andromeda Galaxy" - is the nearest large galaxy next to our Milky Way. The distance between them is 2.2 mill. light-years, and they are the biggest members of the "Local Group" of galaxies, bound together gravitationally. Two small satellite galaxies to M31 are also visible on the image, M110 to the upper right, and M32 near the lower left edge of the galaxy.
Under dark and transparent conditions M31 can be seen as a fuzzy patch with the naked eyes.

Telescope: ASA 10N-OK3 f3,6
Mount: Astrotec OTE150
Guider: Starlight XPress Loadstar
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filter-wheel: FLI CW 5-7
Filter: FLI LRGB
Exposure: L:9x300sec, R:3x300sec, G:3x300sec, B:3x300sec
Programs: Maxim DL 5.0, CCDStack 1.4, PixInsight SE 1.3 full exif


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