Princess of the Sky

The Andromeda Galaxy lies at approximately 2.5 million light years away from Earth and it is the closest large galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy. It is located in the constellation of Andromeda. I know that this galaxy has risen in the sky when I see the iconic W of the constellation Cassiopeia. Under dark skies M31 can be seen as a fuzzy patch to the naked eyes. It is yet another wonder of the night skies that must be experienced!

Mount: Explore Scientific EXOS2GT mount
Camera: Altair Hypercam 183MC
Main Scope: Skywatcher ED72 APO + flattener

Guiding: Svbony 30mm f/4 + ASI120MC

Exif: 21 frames at 5 mins; Gain 3500; focal length 420mm
PixInsight, Photoshop

2 Comments

  1. Ahh! Always one of my favorite objects. I see you also captured M32 and M110, the smaller companion galaxies (if I got the numbers right).
    Visually the best I could do was the bright center and one dust lane. Another nice job ๐Ÿ‘

    1. Yes those smaller galaxies canโ€™t be left from the framing. To me they make they help to make up the composition ๐Ÿ˜Š. I am really happy with the results with the astro camera. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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