The Andromeda Galaxy (also known as M31, or NGC 224 and often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula) is a spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It is the nearest spiral galaxy to our own, the Milky Way. As it is visible as a faint smudge on a moonless night, it is one of the farthest objects visible to the naked eye, and can be seen even from urban areas with binoculars.

Images by Leigh Slomer

M31 - Leight Slomer20200826_205920

Image by Leigh Slomer Stacked from 30 x 2 minute light frames at ISO 1600 with 20 dark and 64 flat frames. Taken using a Skywatcher Evostar 72ed Pro telescope, a Canon Eos 250d astro modified dslr and a CLS filter. Mounted on a Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro mount, unguided. Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and processed in GIMP.

Images by Simon Dawes

M31 2010 Simon Dawes Kelling Heath


Images by Julian Tworek


Julian Tworek M31 Image

Images by Martin Crow


Kelling Heath 2012 M31 Martin Crow

Images by Honor Wheeler


Images by Janice McClean