Our nearest and biggest neighbour, M31, the Andromeda Galaxy at an elevation of just 14° above the horizon, which is just about as high as it gets here in SW Sydney.
Image taken 2016-11-05 at The Oaks, NSW, looking North through the light polluted sky of Sydney.
Canon 60D DSLR camera.
1 x 240 sec exposure.
50 mm lens.
Distance: 2.5 billion light years (or 24,330,000,000,000,000,000 kilometres)!
Visual magnitude, +3.4.
Image © R.Powell