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Comet PanSTARRS and Andromeda Galaxy Close Approach

By AntHolloway
Last night saw the closest approach (as seen on the sky, not in reality) between Comet PanSTARRS and the Andromeda galaxy (M31).

This image is from a stack of 53 images, each of 15s exposure, f/5.6 ISO 1600.

The camera was on an equatorial mount, tracking the sky, using a 200mm lens.

The background gradient comes from light pollution near to the horizon.

Tags: General Comet panstarrs m31 andromeda galaxy

Voters: derrymaine, pdunstan_Greymoon, gwynn56 and 10 more

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derrymaine 5 17 Greece
4 Apr 2013 8:12AM
beautiful shot

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gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
5 Apr 2013 7:05AM
Nicely done. I'm glad you included all your tech info -- very informative, fascinating.

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