Messier Catalog » M31 — NGC 224 Andromeda Galaxy

An interim stack of multiple sessions for a 2022 project to achieve as detailed an M31 as possible.
The Andromeda Galaxy in 2022

An interim stack of multiple sessions for a 2022 project to achieve as detailed an M31 as possible.

A first look at the Andromeda Galaxy as it reappears in the fall of 2022. Captured unguided on the Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Mini (SAM).
M31: Andromeda Galaxy in 2022

A first look at the Andromeda Galaxy as it reappears in the fall of 2022. Captured unguided on the Sky Watcher Star Adventurer Mini (SAM).

The Andromeda Galaxy occupies a large field of view. It is both near to the Milky Way and bright enough to see with the naked eye.
M31: Andromeda Galaxy

The Andromeda Galaxy occupies a large field of view. It is both near to the Milky Way and bright enough to see with the naked eye.

Over 2,000 10-second exposures went into stacking 6 panels that were blended to produce this capture of Andromeda with neighboring galaxies M32 and M110.
M31: Andromeda Galaxy Mosaic

Over 2,000 10-second exposures went into stacking 6 panels that were blended to produce this capture of Andromeda with neighboring galaxies M32 and M110.

A detailed image taken over just a few minutes with a remotely controlled telescope in Spain.
M31: via iTelescope in Spain

A detailed image taken over just a few minutes with a remotely controlled telescope in Spain.

A detailed capture taken by composing multiple exposures and filters.
Composite Andromeda Galaxy

A detailed capture taken by composing multiple exposures and filters.

 
RA

0h 42.7m

Dec

41°16

Magnitude

3.4 ⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫⚫

Size

178x63

Distance

2,900,000 light years

Season

🍂 Autumn

Difficulty

🟢 Easy