Posts Tagged ‘Andromeda galaxy’

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The Andromeda Galaxy is one of the most photogenic and a subject I return to many times.

For more information on the Andromeda Galaxy. See post https://petesfavouritethings.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/

These photos taken using the of NASA telescope.

Some pictures of the Andromeda Galaxy, one of my favourite photo targets.

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Using the Bradford robotic telescope I have begun experimenting with using different filters to see how the results vary. Here are the results of one recent session photographing the Andromeda Galaxy

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No filter used

BVR Filter used

BVR Filter used


BVR is the standard colour filter

Infra-Red filter

Infra-Red filter


IR filters block Infra-red light whilst letting through light in the visible spectrum

H-Alpha filter

H-Alpha filter


H-Alpha filters block all light except that given out by Hydrogen atoms emitting energy. Interestingly here the only source of light is in the very centre of the galaxy.

Andromeda galaxy and us

Posted: October 16, 2013 in Astronomy
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As you may know the Andromeda galaxy is one of my favourites objects to photograph and I have mentioned in a few posts that Astronomers expect it to collide with our own milky way at some point in the distant future. I was interested therefore to see the following article and simulation video of how it may look as it approaches our galaxy

http://earthsky.org/space/video-of-earths-night-sky-between-now-and-7-billion-years?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=4f9101a2b9-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-4f9101a2b9-393761461

Andromeda Galaxy

Posted: October 1, 2013 in Astronomy
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Some recent photos of the Andromeda Galaxy

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The Andromeda Galaxy is 2.5 million light years from Earth and is found in the constellation Andromeda. It is one of the brightest galaxies in the sky and can be seen with the naked eye, although a telescope is needed to reveal its true glory. It is the nearest spiral galaxy to our own and is moving towards us. It is predicted that the two galaxies will collide at some point between 3.75 and 4.5 billion years from now. The most likely outcome is that the two galaxies will merge to form one super-galaxy.

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The Andromeda Galaxy is one of the most photogenic and a subject I return to many times.

For more information on the Andromeda Galaxy. See post https://petesfavouritethings.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/

These photos taken using the of NASA telescope.

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The Triangulum Galaxy (aka M33/ NGC 598) was probably first described by Hodiema in 1654. It is 3,000,000 light years from Earth and contains about 40 billion stars. It has a relationship with both the Andromeda galaxy and our own Milky Way as it is moving towards the Andromeda galaxy. Astronomers have tried to model the likely outcome of these three galaxies converging on each other, although it seems uncertain as to whether Triangulum will meet with Andromeda before or after Andromeda meets the Milky Way.

Photos taken using the Bradford Robotic telescope