The Andromeda Galaxy aka: M31, located in the constellation Andromeda (go figure…). Similar in shape to the Milky Way Galaxy in which we reside. It resembles a giant pinwheel spinning through space ~2.4 million light years distant. With a star count in the hundreds of billions it is estimated to be 125,000 light years in diameter.

Image acquired: 2007.07.10
Birmingham, Ohio USA
Canon 30D
Canon 70-200mm @ 200mm, F/3.2, ISO 800
Processed with ImagesPlus 2.80A

Monitor Calibration and Adjustment
Use the strip below to adjust the Brightness and Contrast of your monitor.
You should see Black on the Left shading in blocks to White on the Right.

(Back to Astronomy Home)

All content copyright D. Gulyas 1998-2007. Use without permission prohibited.
Updated: 2006.06.27 18:08