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M31 - 31.1.2016 at 19.45 Kauhava Observation number 48693

Visibility IV / V

Oskari Syynimaa, Lakeuden Ursa

The sky darkened enough for the camera to shoot. All the light had to collect in just over 10 minutes in 30-second clips before the clouds rolled in front of the subject. :(

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • M31
    • Näyttävä
  • Constellation
    • Andromeda
  • Weather
    • Muutama aste pakkasta, tuulta ei nimeksikään. Aluksi vain vähäistä pilvisyyttä, mutta lisääntyi loppua kohden.
  • 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.

Technical information

Nikon D750, Sigma 18-200 mm (200 mm), f / 6.3, ISO1600, DeepSkyStacker, Photoshop CS6.

Comments: 2 pcs
Marko Myllyniemi - 1.2.2016 at 18.17 Report this

Lyhyestä valotuksesta huolimatta hyvä kuva! Pölyvyöt näkyvät hienosti!

Oskari Syynimaa - 1.2.2016 at 18.54 Report this

Kiitos! Yllätyin itsekin miten paljon sai jo noin lyhyellä valotuksella näkyviin. :)

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