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Deep space - 13.9.2021 at 21.45 Parikkala Observation number 101242

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Eeva-Kaisa Ahlamo, Turun Ursa

Well, it so happened that when Andromeda was screened long enough, it turned on the afterburners and started pulling. A nice cloud of smoke, but what more would you expect from a galaxy of that size. My best flying saucer observation to date.

Aka Windy night, but the yard was so calm that the telescope did not swing.

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Constellation
    • Andromeda
  • Galaxies
    • Spiral galaxy info

      Spiral galaxy is a stellar system where there are outwards arched spiral arms from roundish (spiral galaxies) or bar-shaped (barred spiral galaxies) central condensation.

      The apparent shape of spiral galaxied depends on out observation direction. From above they are quite round. From the side they lens-shaped with a bulge in the middle.

      Generally a rather large instrument, good weather conditions and observational expereince are needed to see spiral arms. Usually spiral galaxies look like a fuzzy spots.

      Spiral galaxy M33 in Triangulum. Image Tero Turunen.


      Andromeda Galaxy M31. There are also galaxies M110 (upper right corner) and M32 (lower left corner) in this image. Image Pekka Peura.

      M101 aka Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      Spiral galaxy IC 342 aka Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis. Image Timo Inkinen.

      A sketch of spiral galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus. Image Juha Ojanperä.

  • Designation
    • M31
  • Weather
    • Tuulista, välillä sadekuuroja (!), joten sai hyppelehtiä eestaas.
Technical information

Canon EOS 550D, 100mm (yeah yeah, 98mm, but it tried to rain), f / 4, 25s, tracking on the back of the telescope

Comments: 1 pcs
Timo Alanko - 14.9.2021 at 16.55 Report this

Tuohan motivoi yrittämään itsekin. Kierteisrakennettakin näkyvissä. Ja vain yksittäisvalotus! 

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