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Date: 24/10/2014


Name: Andromeda Galaxy  -  M31 or NGC 224 .


This imagine was taken whilst at Watson's Way Country Stay which is N/E of Mukinbudin in Western Australia.


The Andromeda Galaxy  is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million ligth-years (2.41019 km) from Earth in the Andromeda 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 princess Andromeda. The Andromeda Galaxy is the larges galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 30 other smaller galaxies.




Location: Watson's Way Stacking Mode:  Mosaic.
Camera: Canon 40D - Modified Alignment Method:  Automatic
Optics: Skywatcher ED80 Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Exposure: 800ASA x  300 Seconds x 18 RGB BKG Cal:   Yes
Total Exposure:  1 Hour 30 Minutes. Per Channel Cal:   No
Guiding: DSI on Mead  LX200R. Method:   Median Kappa-Sigma (K=2, I= 5)
Filter: Darks:   No
Focus: Bahtinov Mask Flat:   No

Position in Sky

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Constellation:  Andromeda
Distance:  2.5Million Light Years