The Chained Maiden
00h 42m 44s
+41Â° 16â€² 08â€³
189′ x 61.7′
2.3 million ly
Camera / CCD
Milton Keynes, UK
Atlair Astro Lightwave
Canon EOS 700D
Notes – Messier 31
-Â M31, NGC224 (Andromeda galaxy)
-Â extremely bright, large and elongdated.
-Â visible to the naked eye.
-Â a very impressive and stunning object
-Â a pair of dak streaks near the brightest region are well seen in a 10-inch reflector telescope.
-Â high maagnification will help bring out the tiny, starlike nucleus.
-Â the largest galaxy in the local group about 25% larger than our own Milky Way.
-Â its satellite galaxies include M32 and M110.