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Andromeda Galaxy

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The Andromeda Galaxy /ænˈdrɒmɨdə/ is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years (2.4×1019 km) from Earth[4] in theAndromeda constellation. Also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, it is often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy, but not the nearest galaxy overall. It gets its name from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princessAndromeda. The Andromeda Galaxy is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 44 other smaller galaxies.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 80ED black diamond
Imaging cameras: Canon 1000D Eos
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 80ED black diamond
Guiding cameras: Philips SPC900 SPC900
Resolution: 3826×2530
Dates: Nov. 1, 2014
Frames: 50×240″ ISO400
Integration: 3.3 hours
Darks: ~21
Flats: ~41
Bias: ~60
Avg. Moon age: 8.33 days
Avg. Moon phase: 60.00%
RA center: 10.647 degrees
DEC center: 41.287 degrees
Pixel scale: 2.252 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -97.228 degrees
Field radius: 1.435 degrees

Author: Bottles74

Astrophotography of the day of SPONLI, 08.11.2014