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.


ISO 160.

Distance: 2.5 billion light years (or 24,330,000,000,000,000,000 kilometres)!

Visual magnitude, +3.4.

Image © R.Powell

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