Messier 31, 32, 110, Herschel 1 and Arp 168 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 31, also known as NGC 224 and the “Andromeda Galaxy” is an Sb type galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda. It is the largest member of our local group of galaxies and has a diameter of ~250,000 light-years. 24' south of the centre, superimposed on Messier 31, is the satellite galaxy Messier 32, also known as NGC221 and Arp 168. 36' northwest of the centre is Messier 110, also known as NGC205 and Herschel 1. This image comprises 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 70 degrees on 28 November 2016. The field of view of the image is 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square).
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020