Optical photograph of the Andromeda Galaxy

Optical photograph of the Andromeda Galaxy

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Credit: GEORGE EAST/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Optical photograph of the Andromeda galaxy (M31). Containing over 100 billion stars, the relatively nearby galaxy is slightly larger than our own Milky Way galaxy, and has 2 smaller companions. Photographed from Mashpee, Massachusetts, USA, on September 23, 1978.

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Keywords: amateur astrophoto, andromeda, andromeda galaxy, astronomy, cosmology, galactic, galaxy, m31, ngc 224, optical astronomy, science, spiral

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