Andromeda Galaxy

Beautiful shot of M31 – closest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way – by our friend Tom Wildoner.

Photo credit: Tom Wildoner

Photo from EarthSky Facebook friend Tom Wildoner

Tom Wildoner captured this image on August 28, 2014. He wrote:

Andromeda galaxy (M31). Decided to try out the 6D on Andromeda at the end of the night, only 10 x 1 minute at ISO 3200, no darks, iOptron ZEQ25GT equatorial mount + Canon 6D with a 400mm f/5.6 lens. This was using a single star alignment.

Now I’m curious what 60+ minutes will give me with dark, etc.

Incredible shot, Tom! Thank you for sharing!

Eleanor Imster