M31, The Andromeda Galaxy


M31, The Andromeda Galaxy

Taken with my t2i and Orion ED80 telescope
My first photo of a deep space object.

Taken from Afton Prairie, near DeKalb, IL. Andromeda is the closest galaxy to the Milky Way, and about the same size. One day, it will collide with it, and our galaxies will combine into one.

When Edwin Hubble discovered it in 1925, we learned that our own galaxy was only one of hundreds of billions.