M31

Andromeda, Galaxy, M31, NGC 224

Name: M31
Alternate Names: NGC 224, Andromeda Galaxy
Constellation: Andromeda
Distance: 2,900,000 Light Years
Magnitude: 3.4
Size: 178 x 63 Arc Minutes
Type: Spiral Galaxy
Discovered: Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi 964 CE
Fun Facts: M31 is the largest galaxy in our local group and thought to contain one trillion
stars, our Milky Way galaxy is thought to contain 200-400 billion stars. The
Andromeda Galaxy will collide with our galaxy in approximately 4 billion years
and form a giant elliptical galaxy.

Telescope: Televue NP101
Camera: SBIG 8300C
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Exposure: 36×300 Seconds

Full size is 3272 × 2448 pixels

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