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M31
The Andromeda Galaxy

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M31

NGC Number:
NGC 224

Common Name:
The Andromeda Galaxy

Constellation:
Andromeda

Distance from Earth:
~2.9 Million Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
3.4

Size:
178 x 63 arc minutes

M31, The Andromeda Galaxy

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M31, The Andromeda Galaxy

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Date Taken:
10/22/2005 - 11/2/2005

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
RCOS 16" Ritchey-Chretien
Bisque Paramoune ME
AstroDon Series I Filters
SBIG STL-11000M

Exposure Specs:
9 Image Mosaic:
1,980 minutes (33 hours) total

Each Frame:
Lum: 8x15 min
Red: 3x10 min
Grn: 3x10 min
Blu: 4x10 min

Processed with:
CCDSoft v5
MaximDL v4
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2005, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.