Andromeda Galaxy M31

Andromeda Galaxy M31
LRGB-image of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) captured with the SPA-1 telescope: a Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor, situated in IC Astronomy Observatory, Spain.

The Andromeda galaxy, our Milky Way's closest neighbor, is the most distant object in the sky that you can see with your unaided eye, but only on a clear night from a location with a very dark sky. The galaxy is a beautiful spiral at “only” 2,5 million light-years away with a diameter of about 220,000 ly and an estimated one trillion stars.

Total exposure 60 minutes. LRGB 6:3:3:3 with subs of 240s each.
Author
Scheers Jan
Telescope
Takahashi FSQ-106ED (SPA-1)
Camera
FLI PL16803
Location
IC Astronomy Observatory, Spain
Date of observation
December 2019
Filters
Astrodon LRGB
Processing
Processing with Astro Pixel Processor, Photoshop CC with AstroPanel V4.2, Astronomy Tools & Denoise Projects 3 plug-ins.
Credits
Astrophotography Group "Volkssterrenwacht A Pien", Ghent (Belgium)
Submitted on Sun, 10/18/2020 - 09:48