M31, Great Andromdea Galaxy


M31, the Great Andromeda Galaxy, is our nearest neighbor galaxy. It's about the same size as the Milky Way Galaxy (home). This galaxy is bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye even under the city sky (on a good night.) However, the galaxy is quite large and cannot be captured all at once by either of my telescopes. This photo was taken with the C5, 800 seconds. I took several others on the same night and hope to be able to create a mosaic of the entire object.

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