Updated: 4.10.08

M31, also known as the Andromeda Galaxy, is part of the local system of galaxies, which also includes our own Milky Way. It is large and bright, a naked eye object in the constellation of Andromeda. This image was taken in PA with the M25C and 10" Newt at f/3.

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Image info:

12.5" Homebuilt Newtonian

Starlight Express SXV-M25 one-shot ccd camera

3 panel mosaic (approximately 1 hour each end, 2 hours middle)

f/3 with Keller Corrector

Color converted, stacked and flattened in Maxim and tweaked in PS

Guided with SX OAG and SX guide head


Bill Finley's Front Yard, PA