M31 ANDROMEDA GALAXY

IMAGE DETAILS

Object ............................................ M31 Andromeda
Constellation .............................. Andromeda
Distance + Ap. Magnitude.......  2.5 million Light years  /  3.4
Date + Time ...............................  1/10/2010 - 19:20 UTC
Location ....................................  Remote imaging from Gras Telescope facilities - New Mexico
Optics .........................................  
Takahashi FSQ 106ED -FL530 @ f/5
Tools ..........................................   -
Camera .....................................  
SBIG STL 11000M
Exposure Time.......................     Luminance: 9 X 300sec
More Details ...........................    Environment Temperature : 12oC Camera Temperature -20οC
Mount .......................................   Paramount ME
Guiding ....................................   Self guided
Processing Details ................    Photoshop , Maxim , CCDsoft
Notes ........................................   Weather: - - Transparence: - - Humidity : 55%
Target details .........................  
Andromeda is the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, but not the closest galaxy overall. As it is visible from Earth as a faint smudge on a moonless night, it is one of the farthest objects visible to the naked eye, and can be seen even from urban areas with binoculars.
 

Nikos Paschalis