Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda Galaxy
Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31 or NGC 224.
The Andromeda galaxy is the closest big galaxy to our Milky Way and is the brightest galaxy you can see. It is a spiral galaxy 2.5 million light-years away from Earth. It contains approximately one trillion stars, more than twice the number of the Milky Way's estimated 200 to 400 billion stars. The Andromeda Galaxy's mass is estimated to be around 1.76 times that of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Author
ian howarth
Telescope
SPA - 1
Camera
FLI PL16083
Location
Oria, Spain
Date of observation
14/09/2019
Filters
L, R, G, B
Processing
Pixinsight
Credits
Ian Howarth
Submitted on Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:27