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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. Fuji R100 film, 1978.
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