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M31 Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy is the nearest major galaxy to the milky way. The galaxy indicates a blueshift which means it is moving towards the milky way.

Distance to earth: 2’500’000 lightyears
Apparent size: 120 arcminutes (4 x the moon)

Imaging time: 12.8 hours

Equipment:
Mount: SW AZEQ6GT
Telescope: SW Evostar 80ED
Camera: Atik 460EX Mono

Capture information:
Date: November 2015
Total exposure time: 12.8 hours
Panels: 2×1
Color combination: LRGB

Image data:
32 x 2 x 300s LUM
15 x 2 x 3 x 300s RGB bin2