Optical photograph of the Andromeda Galaxy

Optical photograph of the Andromeda Galaxy

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Credit: JOHN SANFORD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Optical photograph of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy (NGC 224). Located 2.2 million light years from Earth, M31 is a giant spiral galaxy which dominat- es the "Local Group" of which our own Milky Way galaxy is a member. The photograph was taken with a 14cm amateur Schmidt telescope. 10 min. exposure, Fuji R100 film, 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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