Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on August 12th, 2010.
Canon 400D + Canon 70-200mm f/4L @ 200mm f/5.6 19x480sec @ ISO800 piggybacked while imaging with a ccdhttp://www.hrastro.com/M31AndromedaGalaxy/. I also have borrowed the color from the ccd version.
Mount: EQ6 Vis upgreded to EQ6 SynScan
Processing software: Nebulosity2, DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0, Photoshop CS4
The Andromeda Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 2,500,000 light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It is also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, and is often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. Andromeda is the nearest spiral galaxy to our own, the Milky Way, but not the closest galaxy overall.
More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy