M 31 Andromeda Galaxy

The Great Andromeda Galaxy is located within the constellation of Andromeda, sharing the 2.06 magnitude star Alpheratz (97.07 ly) of the Great Square of the constellation Pegasus. The Andromeda Galaxy is 175' x 72' (arc minutes), approximately 6x the width of the full moon. It is also known as NGC 224 with an overall brightness of magnitude 4.4 at a distance of 2.5 million light years. Two companion galaxies M 31 & M110 accompany Andromeda, with M110 being the larger of the two.
 
Telescope / Lens Orion ED80 Refractor .8 Tele-Vue Reducer f/6
Mount Type G11 Gemini V3
Camera ST8XME (SBIG)
 Filters CFW8a Custom Scientific CRGB
 Film CCD
 Exposure LRGB - L:120, R:30, G:30, B:50 minutes
 Processing CCDSoft, AIP4Win, Photoshop CS2
 Date  7-25-26-2006
 Location Eagles Rest, 15 miles South of Dexter, Oregon
122° 44' 07" 38" W - 43° 50' N
 Conditions 2500' magnitude 6+ Skies; Clear & Steady

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