Andromeda Galaxy

IC 1396

M31 is the famous Andromeda galaxy. It is one of our nearest neighboring galaxies and part of the group of galaxies know as the "Local Group". It is easily visible with the naked eye even under moderately light polluted conditions.

 

Telescope: Tele Vue NP-101 w/Feather Touch Focuser Designation: M31
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200 GTO
Constellation: Andromeda
Camera: Olympus OM-1 Distance: Approx 2.9 Million Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST-4 Type: Spiral Galaxy
Exposure: Hypersensitized Kodak Royal Gold 200, 2 hours Position: R.A. 00 hr 43 min , Dec +410 19'
Processed using Registar, PhotoShop CS Date: 15 October 2004
Scanning by Tony Hallas Location: Mayhill, NM : New Mexico Skies