Great Andromeda Galaxy

The Great Andromeda Galaxy is the brightest naked-eye spiral galaxy with an apparent magnitude of 3.4. Located in the constellation Andromeda, the galaxy lies at a distance of approximately 2.5 million light years from Earth. Also known as M31 or NGC 224, the Andromeda Galaxy is part of the Local Group of galaxies of which includes our own Milky Way Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy and others.

The Andromeda Galaxy has two satellite elliptical galaxies, both of which are visible in the photo above. The closer one (visible along the lower edge of 'Andromeda') is known as M32 or NGC 221. The more distant galaxy (upper right of 'Andromeda') is M110 or NGC 205.

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Andromeda Galaxy - M31

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Nikkor 180
2011 Jan 25

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TAK E180
2011 Jan 31

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ASA N12
2012 Oct 31

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ASA N12
2013 Dec 26







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