M31 never rises more than fifteen degrees above the horizon here in Sydney and every November in recent years I’ve told myself to make an effort to take a decent wide angle image containing M31.
This year I left it too late again, due to lack of opportunities. However, I did manage one image while I was testing the performance of my new SkyWatcher Star Adventurer camera mount:
The light from the M31 galaxy takes 2.5 mega years to reach us.
Image taken in suburban SW Sydney, looking generally through Sydney’s light pollution and before complete darkness had set in, as M31 was sinking low in the sky.
Maybe next year………….
All images © R.Powell