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M31 Andromedan galaksi - 1.10.2014 at 22.30 Jyväskylä Observation number 30911

Visibility IV / V

Jesse Kyytinen, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

Since the lamp directly in front of the yard had been on for a couple of days, in addition to the picture, I decided to draw our neighboring galaxy, without the light, of course. I couldn't draw all the dim stars from the edges of the picture.

The latter of the photographs is uncut.

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • M31 Andromedan galaksi
    • Näyttävä
  • Constellation
    • Andromeda
  • Galaxies
    • Elliptic galaxy info

      Elliptic galaxy is an oval or roundish shaped distant stellar system, which have no spiral arms. These galaxies look as fuzzy spots with telescopes.


      The elliptic galaxy Centaurus A aka NGC 5128 in the middle of image is splitted by a dust lane. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

    • 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.

Technical information

Drawing Bresser 10x50 binoculars, dark purple (supposed to be black) crayon, A4 paper Photo 18min 37s. light in about a minute EOS 70D + Samyang 85mm f/1.4@f/2 ISO800 DSS (flat), Photoshop CS2

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Jesse Kyytinen - 12.10.2014 at 23.33 Report this

Lisäsin valokuvaversion.

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