M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)

Camera: SBIG ST-10 Dual CCD Camera, 2184 x 1472 pixels
Exposure: L 210 minutes. R 183 minutes. G 186 minutes. B 150 minutes. Processed with PixInsight.
Image Center (J2000): RA 0h 42m 49s, Dec 41° 15' 39"

Andromeda spiral galaxy. Nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. First imaged in 1887. Blue star forming spiral arms are visible in this image. Dynamic range reduced near the galaxy center to reveal detail. M32 is right of center.


M31 (Andromeda Galaxy), Andromeda spiral galaxy. Nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. First imaged in 1887. Blue star forming spiral arms are visible in this image. Dynamic range reduced near the galaxy center to reveal detail. M32 is right of center.