James Janusz 2000 thru 2018 All Rights Reserved
Telescope: Takahashi FSQ Designation:The Andromeda Galaxy also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. Andromeda is approximately 220,000 light years across, and it is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and other smaller galaxies. 2006 observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that Andromeda contains one trillion (1012) stars at least twice the number of stars in the Milky Way, which is estimated to be 200400 billion.
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600 GTO Constellation: Andromeda
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Ver. 2 Filters Remotely Imaged With CCD Commander
Guiding:SBIG ST402 Guider Type: Spiral Galaxy
Exposure Data: RGB 3 hours each. Position: R.A. 00 hr 43 min , Dec +41 16
Processed using Maxim data aquisition, PixInsight and PhotoShop image processing Date: October 2016
Data Acquisiton, Reduction and Processing by Jim Janusz Imaging Location: Cave Creek Canyon Observatory