Killer shot of the Andromeda Galaxy

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

You wanna see a remarkable image of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) in a way you’ve never seen it before? Check out Texas astroimager Jason Ware’s shot, which combines data from his 12-inch Meade Schmidt Camera and that of the blue plate of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey II. (Note that Jason obtained permission from Caltech to do this.) He also included data from a shot of the galaxy’s core taken with his Meade 12-inch ACF 400 scope, and the result is simply amazing. Check it out!

Jason Ware
For more info, see Jason’s website,

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