Location of Photo:
Midland Park, NJ
Date/Time of photo:
9.19 & 9.25.2008
Self modified 400d, Borg 76ED + Astro-Tech FF 50 by 360 second ISO800 exposures Astronomik CLS Clip and Baader UV-IR Cut Filters Atlas EQ-G + EQMOD, Takahashi FS-60C + DSI Pro I Guided Maxim DL v5 : Pulse Guiding, Acquisition, Calibration [30D|30B|30F] and SD Mask Combine Processed in PSCS2 + GXT & Noel Carboni's
At an apparent magnitude of 4.4, the Andromeda Galaxy is notable for being one of the brightest Messier objects, making it easily visible to the naked eye even when viewed from areas with moderate light pollution. Although it appears more than six times as wide as the full moon when photographed through a larger telescope, only the brighter central region is visible with the naked eye.