The Andromeda Galaxy - M31/32/110 Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda

Uploaded 10/14/10

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 This is the brightest galaxy in the entire sky, and beams softly at 4.4th magnitude. Spanning some 3-4 degrees of sky, it is one of the very few galaxies that is visible to the un aided eye. Just below is M110 or known to most of us as NGC205. This is an elliptical class object at 9th magnitude. Just upper left of M31's central condensation is M32, also an elliptical at 9th magnitude.
Optics: 80mm Stellarvue SV80s w/televue .8x FF Platform: Astrophysics AP1200 Camera: Hutech Modified Canon XTi @ ISO800 Exposure: 24 x 5m = 2h Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 7/10 Outside Temperature: 55F Processing Tools: Photoshop CS2, Images Plus 3.82 HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS