About the Image
About the Object
- Andromeda Galaxy • Messier 31 • M31 • NGC 224
- Galaxy > Type > Spiral
- 2,500,000 Light Years
- Position (J2000)
- RA = 0h 42m 44.3s
- Dec = 41° 16' 6.2"
- Field of View
- 2.8 x 0.8 degrees
- North is 53.0° left of vertical
This images shows the view of Andromeda at visible wavelengths, highlighting the starlight in the galaxy. The center of the galaxy in this view is dominated by a large bulge that overwhelms the inner spirals seen in dust. The dust lanes are faintly visible in places, but only where they can be seen in silhouette against background stars.
This is a false-color image created from KPNO visible-light data where B-band light is represented as blue, V-band light as green and R-band light as red.
News Release Lady in Red: Andromeda Galaxy Shines in Spitzer's Eyes ssc2005-20
Image Three Faces of Andromeda ssc2005-20a
Audio Amazing Andromeda SpitzerAudio-007
Image Andromeda in the Infrared ssc2005-20a1
Image Spitzer/MIPS View of the Andromeda Galaxy ssc2005-20a2
Image Andromeda ssc2005-20a3
SPLASH Project Fishes for Galaxies
Take a Splash Into the Cosmos
Witnessing a Planetary Wreckage
Building Planets Through Collisions
A Cauldron of Star Birth in the Center of a Young Galaxy