Location of Photo:
Sanibel Island, FL
Date/Time of photo:
November 28, 2013
Imaging Telescope: Televue 60is Imaging Camera: Full spectrum modified Canon T2i DSLR Mount: Celestron CGEM
The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31 from Messier's Catalog, appears as a faint smudge of light to the unaided eye from a dark location. Set against the stars of Andromeda, M31 is best viewed during the fall and winter months in the northern hemisphere. Long exposure images, properly processed, bring out a wealth of detail, including star forming regions, in addition to dark bands of dust superimposed on the galaxy's bright core.