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Andromeda
Ssc2005 20a3

Credit: NOAO/AURA/NSF

Observation • October 13th, 2005 • ssc2005-20a3

ssc2005-20a3

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.

About the Object

Name
Andromeda GalaxyMessier 31M31NGC 224
Type
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Distance
2,500,000 Light Years

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Optical 440 nm KPNO
Optical 550 nm KPNO
Optical 700 nm KPNO

Astrometrics

Position (J2000)
RA =0h 42m 44.3s
Dec = 41° 16' 6.2"
Field of View
2.8 x 0.8 degrees
Orientation
North is 53.0° left of vertical