Andromeda Galaxy group (M31, M32, M110)

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About this Image

The famous Andromeda galaxy (M 31) is our nearest large neighbor galaxy, forming the Local Group of galaxies together with its companions (including interacting M 32 and M 110, two bright dwarf elliptical galaxies), our Milky Way and its companions, M33, and others.
North is up.

Below you see a 100% crop on the star forming region NGC 206.
Even below there is a 100% crop on M110 with some details in the core.

Technical Details


105mm TMB refractor with flattener at f/6.5

Mount MK-100 GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M at -20C, internal filter wheel
Filters Astronomik LRGB
Date Sep 05-13, 2004.
Location Wildon/Austria
Sky Conditions mag 5-5.5, fair transparency, temperature 10-15 C,
Exposure LRGB= 340:60:60:60 min (10-minute sub-exposures)
all 1x1.
Processing Image aquisition in Maxim DL 4.0; Image calibration, aligning, mean stacking, DDP and color synthesis in ImagesPlus;
Photoshop: Curves, color balance, cropped, Noise reduction by Neatimage;