Andromeda - Our Galactic Neighbour

Andromeda - Our Galactic Neighbour !

Andromeda a.k.a M31, NGC 224 is the nearest Major Galaxy to our Milkyway, located at a distance of 250 million Light-years ( that’s just ~2,365,182,600,000,000,000,000 km :wink: ).

It’s also the farthest object that can be seen with naked eyes from Earth.

Apart from the Galaxy’s Core, it’s Dust Lane, and Satellite Galaxies M32 & M110 are prominent in the image.

Oh, I forgot to tell you. Andromeda is on a collision course with our Milkyway, currently approaching at a speed of 110kmps, but don’t worry, we have got 4 billion years to figure out a way.

Chennai, 26.07.2020

Imaging Details :
138 x 20 sec Light + 55 Dark, f/5.6, ISO 5000, 200mm
Tracked & Stacked | DSS, GIMP, Lightroom Mobile
Canon 80D | Sigma Contemporary 150-600 | Sky Watcher Star Adventurer

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This is a phenomenal image!

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Brilliant work, especially for the location from which the image was shot!

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