Image Galleries: Apogee CCD Image Gallery: M31: The Andromeda Galaxy: Our Neighbor

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The Andromeda Galaxy

Wouldn't it be nice if we could step over to our galactic neighbor and ask for a cup of sugar? What wonderful vistas and strange new places would we see? From our relatively close vantage point, in galactic terms, of two million light years distant- our imagination stirs at the profuse display of color and light.

For another interesting comparison, the extent of the galaxy on the sky is MUCH larger than the moon! This image was also choosen as an APOD! (follow link)

Date: Acquired October-November 2006
Telescope: Televue 127is
Camera: Apogee U9000
Total Integration Time: 22 hours

Minimum Credit Line: Adam Block and Tim Puckett.

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