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M31 – Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Andromeda. It is the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way. M31 contains one trillion stars (Milky way is estimated to be 200-400 billion).

Photographer: WolfD
Date: 2011/01/01
Location: Jenny Jump Observatory in NJ, USA
Telescope: Orion EON 120, Apochromatic Refractor 120mm (4.7″), f 7.5

Mount: Orion Atlas
Guiding: Orion ST80 with Orion Star Shoot Guider

Camera: Canon T1i Unmodified), PC controlled with Backyard EOS
Images: ISO1600, 99h99, 20 Light, 20 Dark, 20 Flat

Stacking: Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)
Postprocessing: Photoshop CS5, NoiseWare

(c) opyright: WolfD

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