Andromeda Galaxy

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as of 05/26/2018 1:31 p.m.

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General Info

TypeSpiral Galaxy
ConstellationAndromeda
Right ascension0h42'44.300''
Declination+41°16'6''
Magnitude3.400
Distance2,900,000ly
Size178 arc min
Catalog Designations NGC224, M31
Discovered 964 Abd-al-Rahman Al Sufi

Generate a finder chart

The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!

The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.

The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.

Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.

Noticed that M 31 was easy to see before beginning to look at some smaller & fainter objects with telescope.

Really windy, with the focus going in and out. Light pollution from the neighbors.

Huge, Takes up the entire 28mm eyepiece. visible naked eye! Three messier's in one F.O.V.

Andromeda Galaxy

Celestron Omni XLT 150
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Tried out my new motor drive and got some detailed (for me) photos of the great m31. Also seen are m110 and m32.

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