M 31  -  Andromeda Galaxy

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Object data of M31

Object type: Galaxy (Sb)
Size: 189' x 62'
Magnitude: 3.4 mag
Constellation: And
Distance: 2.5 Mio Ly
Notes: The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, is a spiral galaxy in a distance of approximately 2.5 million light-years in the constellation Andromeda. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way.

Exposure data

Date: 2016-12-21 + 2016-12-23 + 2016-12-29
Location: Steinbach am Ziehberg / Austria (920m)
Telescope: Skywatcher Esprit-80ED (f=400mm)
Camera: EOS6D (ISO400)
Mount: WAM 650move
Exposure time: 51x8min
Exposure time total: 6h 48min