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: 2017-11-15
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Baader APO 95/560 CaF2 Travel Companion
Camera: Nikon D810A (ISO800)
Mount: 10micron GM1000 HPS
Exposure time: 20x6min
Exposure time total: 2h 00min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis