Andromeda Galaxy

26 ноября


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: Explore Scientific ES102ED Explore Scientific
Imaging cameras: Canon 650D Canon DSLR
Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Synscan Skywatcher
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope Orion Mini 50mm guidescope
Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider Orion
Software: AstroTortilla, Astro Photography Tool – APT APT, Carte Du Ciel, Photoshop CS 6 PS CS6, PHD2 Guiding PHD
Resolution: 5208×3476
Dates: Oct. 25, 2014
Locations: Ranskill Observatory
Frames: 10×300″
Integration: 0.8 hours
Avg. Moon age: 1.06 days
Avg. Moon phase: 1.26%
RA center: 10.674 degrees
DEC center: 41.246 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.260 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -111.657 degrees
Field radius: 1.096 degrees

Аuthor:Julian Matthews

Аstrophotography of the day of  SPONLI, 26.11.2014