Messier 31

Messier 31 is the well known great Andromeda Galaxy. Visible to the naked eye under clear dark skies, this galactic neighbor is 2.6 million lightyears away. It's a huge object, as wide as six full moons side by side, and contianing an estimated 1 trillion stars!

Image Details

Camera: Nikon D810a
Optic: Esprit 80mm f/5
Exposure: 16 x 5 minutes
Mount: Paramount MyT
Date: October, 2015

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Messier 31