Amateur images of M31

[M31, J. Newton]

Central region of the Andromeda galaxy, M31, showing core, central bulge, inner spiral arms, and dust lanes.

This image was taken by Jack Newton in East Sooke, British Columbia. He uses a Santa Barbara Instrument Group ST 6 CCD camera at the Newtonian focus of his 25 inch f5 telescope. The image is a tri-colour composite, approximately 5 minute exposures.

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[M31, A. Jaeger] [PNG]

M31 with its companions, M32 (below M31) and M110 (above and right of M31), as taken by Alexander Jäger of the Interessengemeinschaft Astronomie at the University of Constance with a 300-mm f/2.8 telephoto lens, stopped to f/3.4, exposed 10 minutes on Scotchchrome 400, from Todoque, La Palma.

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    [M31, B. Wallis/R. Provin]

    M31 with its companions, M32 (left of M31) and M110, photographed by Brad Wallis and Robert Provin with their 152mm f/7.5 Astro-Physics EDF refractor, exposed 2 hours on hypered 4x5 inch Kodak Tech Pan.

    This image is copyrighted. It may be freely used for private purpose. Use in non-commercial public html pages requires appropriate acknowledgement. If you should consider any for-profit use, please contact Robert Provin (robert.provin at

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    [M31, A. Glivar]

    Image of the Andromeda Galaxy M31 by Dr. Andjelko Glivar, Donja Stubica, Croatia, obtained through a C8, exposed 60 minutes on Fujicolor super G plus 800.

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    [M31, T. Puckett]

    Tim Puckett's CCD image of M31 (click to see it in full size). This image was composed from a red, a green, and a blue photo, exposed 90 seconds each, with an Apogee AP-7 CCD camera and 30-cm reflector.

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    [M31, George Greaney]

    George Greaney obtained this great color image of spiral galaxy M31, the Great Galaxy in Andromeda, together with its smaller elliptical satellite galaxies M32 and M110.

    This image is a digital composite of two one-hour exposures on hypered 120 format Kodak PPF Pro 400 film. Each 6X7 negative was scanned at 2000 dpi using a Polaroid Sprintscan 45. The image files were merged in Picture Window 2.0, the resulting composite image was further enhanced using Adobe Photoshop 5.0.

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    [M31, Matt BenDaniel]

    This great color image of the Great Andromeda Galaxy and its companions, M32 and M110 has been obtained by Matt BenDaniel. Many details are visible in this photograph. It is a composite of four exposures of 90, 120, 110 and 120 minutes on unhypered Kodak PPF 400 film, taken on July 27, September 15, October 14 and October 15, 2001 from Loudon, NH, Groton, NH and Pearce, AZ, with an autoguided Astro-Physics 130 EDF telescope on Astro-Physics 600E QMD mount.

    Even Andromeda IV can just be detected in the large version of this image!

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    [M31, Martin Germano]

    Martin Germano took this beautiful film image of the North-Eastern edge of the Andromeda Galaxy M31 in August 2002 from Mt Pinos, California, using his 14.5-inch f/5 Newtonian. It was exposed 110 minutes on hypered Tech Pan 2415 film.

    This view of the Great Galaxy in Andromeda is of the northeastern portion. North is to the upper right of this image, the center of the image is about at RA 00h 44m 04s, Dec +41d 34m 15s (2000.0). Look at his images of the whole Andromeda Galaxy (with companion M32).

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