M31 Andromeda Galaxy

Andromeda is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which consists of the Andromeda Galaxy, our Milky Way Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy, and other smaller galaxies. Although the largest, it may not be the most massive galaxy in nightsky.

Imaging information

Optics: Takahashi Epsilon160, EM200 Mount

Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM, Astronomik Type2C LRGB Filter

Exposure: L=10minx8, RGB=10minx2, Ha:15minx2, 5frame mozaic

Software: Stellaimage5, PhotoshopCS

Location: Ookawati town, Hyogo Prefecture, 2005

Published in Hoshi-Nabi magazine