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M31 - Andromeda Galaxy

M31 - Andromeda Galaxy. I have added some RGB data to the luminance data, I was hoping to get some more Ha data tonight but there was too much cloud (not in the forecast), this is a total of 9 hours of exposure time. M31 is the closest galaxy to our own at 2,500,000 light years away so this picture is what the galaxy looked like 2,500,000 years ago. It is moving towards us and it is estimated that it will merge with our galaxy in about 5,000,000,000 years (a date to put in your diary)

FLI PL16803,Tele Vue NP127
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Jola Dziubinska01-Jul-2015 10:55
Breathtaking view! V.
Carl Carbone05-Sep-2013 02:29
Amazing capture and fascinating info.
Ann Pettigrew05-Sep-2013 02:21
Stunning shot, Gordon! It makes one think whether man will still be alive. I think not! I can't imagine earth still being in existence. BV
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