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Comanche Springs Star Party

Comanche Springs Star Party
Doin' my thang at the Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus (where I often become a "red ghost")

Dallas Sky

Rancho Venado Sky

Atoka Sky

Camanche Springs Sky

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Another M31

Next to the Orion Nebula, M31 (the Andromeda Galaxy) is surely one of the most photographed deep sky objects. I last shot our "sister galaxy" a couple of years ago, so I decided it was time to check up on her again.

I shot a much wider field this time and with my newer STL11000 camera. I like the results. I often like to "step back" from these galaxies to see where they live, instead of so close-up.

One cool note about this galaxy... it is so big, when the light left the farthest edge of the galaxy disc mankind did not yet exist, but when it left the closer front edge man was walking the Earth. These kinds of facts add a cool footnote to the images : )


Mick Hyde said...

Lovely image, nice processing.

Neutronman said...

Thanks Mick!

NERT said...

So true. One of the things that drives my buddy nuts is that I enjoy having information about the object that I am observing. Personally, it adds so much more depth and awe.