The Andromeda Galaxy, M31

One of the highlights of the northern sky, the Andromeda Galaxy lies about 2.5Mly away and contains a bright yellow core numerous blue star clusters, red emission nebulae and dark dust lanes. The two satellite galaxies are M32 and M110.

 

Camera: SBIG STL11000M Scope: iTelescope G14, Takahashi FSQ-106, f=530mm, f5.0 (fov ~3.9 x 2.6)
Mount: Paramount ME Guiding: n/a
Filters/Exposures: R:G:B = 4x10:4x10:4x10min2h00m Location: GRAS New Mexico
Date: 12th February 2010 Processing: CCDStack2, MIRA AL8 and Photoshop CS5 (re-processed May 2012)