Ground-based image of Andromeda Galaxy, M31

This image, from the WIYN/KPNO 0.9-meter telescope, shows the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way.

Credit:

T. Rector and B. Wolpa (NOAO/AURA/NSF) 

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo1203b
Type:Observation
Release date:11 January 2012, 18:45
Size:3908 x 4200 px

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, M 31, Messier 31, NGC 224
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Category:Galaxies

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