The area around the Andromeda Galaxy (ground-based image)

This image from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the area around the Andromeda galaxy — otherwise known as M31.

Credit:

NASAESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

About the Image

Id:heic1502b
Type:Observation
Release date:5 January 2015, 23:15
Related releases:heic1502
Size:21299 x 13775 px

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, M 31, Messier 31
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:2 million light years
Constellation:Andromeda
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 43 0.54
Position (Dec):41° 15' 39.13"
Field of view:362.00 x 234.12 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.9° left of vertical

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