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The "Big One" captured with a K3ii - the Andromeda Galaxy
Lens: 480 mm Telescope Camera: K3 II Photo Location: Ascheberg, Germany ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: Above 6s 
Posted By: Pete_XL, 07-21-2019, 02:24 AM

The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) is 6 times larger than the Moon in the night sky but of course much fainter. This image was made from 56 single exposures of 90s exposure time at F/6.0 with my K3ii and a 480 mm refractor telescope (TS 80/480mm triplet apo).

M31 with M110 and M32
by pete_xl, auf Flickr

Full resolution and more astronomical/technical info about the image can be found here:

The bright blotch below M31 is the galaxy M110. The blotch above M32 is the dwarf galaxy M32.

Hope you like it!
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Excellent! And thanks for the technical info!
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Phenomenal image! Really very beautiful indeed, and skillfully captured / processed
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Beautiful, fine work indeed and inspirational

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I never get tired of the awesomeness and mystery of Andromeda. This is one of the finest non-NASA images I've seen. Congratulations!
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Very nice image. Hard to believe it is so big and yet we cannot see it (except a very faint smudge) with the naked eye.
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Spectacular picture with nice colors !
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WoW! Great capture!

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Stunning image Pete.

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